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2007-08-29git-add: Make the filename globbing note a bit clearerPetr Baudis
I think the trick with Git-side filename globbing is important and perhaps not that well known. Clarify a bit in git-add documentation what it means. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-26Make usage documentation for git-add consistent.Brian Hetro
The usage string for the executable was missing --refresh. In addition, the documentation referred to "file", but the usage string referred to "filepattern". Updated the documentation to "filepattern", as git-add does handle patterns. Signed-off-by: Brian Hetro <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-16Clarify actual behavior of 'git add' and ignored filesBrian Downing
Signed-off-by: Brian Downing <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-13git-add: Add support for --refresh option.Alexandre Julliard
This allows to refresh only a subset of the project files, based on the specified pathspecs. Signed-off-by: Alexandre Julliard <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-05Merge branch 'maint'J. Bruce Fields
2007-08-05documentation: use the word "index" in the git-add manual pageJ. Bruce Fields
It was a neat trick to show that you could introduce the git-add manual page without using the word "index", and it was certainly an improvement over the previous man page (which started out "A simple wrapper for git-update-index to add files to the index..."). But it's possible to use the standard terminology without sacrificing user-friendliness. So, rewrite to use the word "index" when appropriate. Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <>
2007-06-07War on whitespaceJunio C Hamano
This uses "git-apply --whitespace=strip" to fix whitespace errors that have crept in to our source files over time. There are a few files that need to have trailing whitespaces (most notably, test vectors). The results still passes the test, and build result in Documentation/ area is unchanged. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-05-18Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Document core.excludesfile for git-add git-send-email: allow leading white space on mutt aliases
2007-05-18Document core.excludesfile for git-addMichael Hendricks
During the discussion of core.excludesfile in the user-manual, I realized that the configuration wasn't mentioned in the man pages. Signed-off-by: Michael Hendricks <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-05-14Documentation/git-add: clarify -u with path limitingJeff King
Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-05-07Document git add -u introduced earlier.Matthieu Moy
This command was implemented, but not documented in dfdac5d9b877641d3aad8ec49f64c2730a3487e3. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-03-01Documentation: Correct minor typo in git-add documentation.Christian Schlotter
Signed-off-by: Christian Schlotter <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-01-17Make a short-and-sweet "git-add -i" synonym for "git-add --interactive"Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-01-17Documentation: a few spelling fixesRené Scharfe
Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-26git-add -f: allow adding otherwise ignored files.Junio C Hamano
Instead of just warning, refuse to add otherwise ignored files by default, and allow it with an -f option. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-25git-add: add ignored files when asked explicitly.Junio C Hamano
One thing many people found confusing about git-add was that a file whose name matches an ignored pattern could not be added to the index. With this, such a file can be added by explicitly spelling its name to git-add. Fileglobs and recursive behaviour do not add ignored files to the index. That is, if a pattern '*.o' is in .gitignore, and two files foo.o, bar/baz.o are in the working tree: $ git add foo.o $ git add '*.o' $ git add bar Only the first form adds foo.o to the index. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-25git-add --interactive: add documentationJunio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-05make 'git add' a first class user friendly interface to the indexNicolas Pitre
This brings the power of the index up front using a proper mental model without talking about the index at all. See for example how all the technical discussion has been evacuated from the git-add man page. Any content to be committed must be added together. Whether that content comes from new files or modified files doesn't matter. You just need to "add" it, either with git-add, or by providing git-commit with -a (for already known files only of course). No need for a separate command to distinguish new vs modified files please. That would only screw the mental model everybody should have when using GIT. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-05-21Document that "git add" only adds non-ignored files.Santi
Signed-off-by: Santi Béjar <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-05-05Fix up docs where "--" isn't displayed correctly.sean
A bare "--" doesn't show up in man or html pages correctly as two individual dashes unless backslashed as \-- in the asciidoc source. Note, no backslash is needed inside a literal block. Signed-off-by: Sean Estabrooks <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-03-09Remove trailing dot after short descriptionFredrik Kuivinen
Signed-off-by: Fredrik Kuivinen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-03-05documentation: add 'see also' sections to git-rm and git-addJeff Muizelaar
Pair up git-add and git-rm by adding a 'see also' section that references the opposite command to each of their documentation files. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-02-22git-add: Add support for --, documentation, and test.Carl Worth
This adds support to git-add to allow the common -- to separate command-line options and file names. It adds documentation and a new git-add test case as well. [jc: this should apply to 1.2.X maintenance series, so I reworked git-ls-files --error-unmatch test. ] Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-12-29Documentation: spell.Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-11-04Documentation: git-add -- do not say "cache", add examples.Junio C Hamano
Its use of git-ls-files --others is very nice, but sometimes gives surprising results, so we'd better talk about it. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-10-31Add to usage and docs for git-add.shChris Shoemaker
Signed-off-by: Chris Shoemaker <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-10-05Some typos and light editing of various manpagesChristian Meder
Typos, light editing and clarifications. Signed-off-by: Christian Meder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-20[PATCH] Documentation: Update all files to use the new gitlink: macroSergey Vlasov
The replacement was performed automatically by these commands: perl -pi -e 's/link:(git.+)\.html\[\1\]/gitlink:$1\[1\]/g' \ README Documentation/*.txt perl -pi -e 's/link:git\.html\[git\]/gitlink:git\[7\]/g' \ README Documentation/*.txt Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-08Big tool rename.Junio C Hamano
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>