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Matthew Fili2,115 Points
Version Control - Why don't you need to specify a filename when committing?
At the end of the Committing Changes module we committed a second piece of our README file.
$ git commit -a -m “Added some stuff”
I was curious why we wouldn’t need to specify that you’re referring to the README file?
$ git commit README -a -m “Added some stuff”
Ryan FieldCourses Plus Student 21,241 Points
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the flag
-a here, I believe, stands for
all, meaning it will commit all files that are in the staging area.
Kevin Korte28,147 Points
Because technically you are passing in the
-a flag in your commit. This means you are telling git to automatically stage all files that have been modified or deleted, but new files that Git doesn't know about will not be affected.