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When to use "git commit -a -m"?

When to use "git commit -a -m"? and when should I use just "git commit -m"?

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
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Alex Koumparos
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Hi brevans26,

As the help page for git commit (git help commit) explains:

Tell the command to automatically stage files that have been modified and deleted, but new files you have not told Git about are not affected.

So this is like doing git add for the files that git is already tracking that you have changed or deleted.

Hope that's clear,

Alex