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authorPieter de Bie <>2008-02-16 16:48:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-16 18:57:05 (GMT)
commit965053b09a2de5687b9098cb05edc9bfbf1d26b3 (patch)
tree02ca273df3c3937f225d406d3820d468bccebb49 /Documentation
parentceb4cacb42d16e098672d395050f9e61345c4a19 (diff)
Documentation/git-reset: Add an example of resetting selected paths
Signed-off-by: Pieter de Bie <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-reset.txt b/Documentation/git-reset.txt
index 32fd7fe..fac59c9 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-reset.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-reset.txt
@@ -176,6 +176,23 @@ $ git reset <3>
committed as 'snapshot WIP'. This updates the index to show your
WIP files as uncommitted.
+Reset a single file in the index::
+Suppose you have added a file to your index, but later decide you do not
+want to add it to your commit. You can remove the file from the index
+while keeping your changes with git reset.
+$ git reset -- frotz.c <1>
+$ git commit -m "Commit files in index" <2>
+$ git add frotz.c <3>
+<1> This removes the file from the index while keeping it in the working
+ directory.
+<2> This commits all other changes in the index.
+<3> Adds the file to the index again.
Written by Junio C Hamano <> and Linus Torvalds <>