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authorMark Burton <>2008-11-18 22:33:44 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-19 00:15:12 (GMT)
commit6fc4a7e546d5e2b0ce545f73b5c1829887db2462 (patch)
treebaa726f4f017f53c86ef2119d813d720ee3ef0c8 /Documentation/git-commit.txt
parentc2e6385da53bd3a517332ba2c8d2bd09bdb05396 (diff)
git-commit.txt - mention that files listed on the command line must be known to git.
Signed-off-by: Mark Burton <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit.txt b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
index 2e62165..a1ce9a8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
@@ -29,7 +29,8 @@ The content to be added can be specified in several ways:
3. by listing files as arguments to the 'commit' command, in which
case the commit will ignore changes staged in the index, and instead
- record the current content of the listed files;
+ record the current content of the listed files (which must already
+ be known to git);
4. by using the -a switch with the 'commit' command to automatically
"add" changes from all known files (i.e. all files that are already