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git-add - Add files to the index file.
'git-add' [-n] [-v] <file>...
A simple wrapper for git-update-index to add files to the index,
for people used to do "cvs add".
Files to add to the index.
Don't actually add the file(s), just show if they exist.
Be verbose.
The list of <file> given to the command is fed to `git-ls-files`
command to list files that are not registerd in the index and
are not ignored/excluded by `$GIT_DIR/info/exclude` file or
`.gitignore` file in each directory. This means two things:
. You can put the name of a directory on the command line, and
the command will add all files in it and its subdirectories;
. Giving the name of a file that is already in index does not
run `git-update-index` on that path.
git-add Documentation/\\*.txt::
Adds all `\*.txt` files that are not in the index under
`Documentation` directory and its subdirectories.
Note that the asterisk `\*` is quoted from the shell in this
example; this lets the command to include the files from
subdirectories of `Documentation/` directory.
git-add git-*.sh::
Adds all git-*.sh scripts that are not in the index.
Because this example lets shell expand the asterisk
(i.e. you are listing the files explicitly), it does not
add `subdir/` to the index.
Written by Linus Torvalds <>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite