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git add#

By adding the file to the staging area, we get it ready to be commited into the repository's final commit log:

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$ git add hello.txt

$ git status
On branch master

No commits yet

Changes to be committed:
  (use "git rm --cached <file>..." to unstage)
    new file:   hello.txt

We used git add to add the hello.txt file to the staging area. Our status now shows us something different: we have "changes to be committed":

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new file:   hello.txt

And we can see a new command (that you're encouraged to experiment with) that can remove the file from the staging area: "use git rm --cached <file>... to unstage".

Now that we have something inside of our staging area, we can commit it. Let's review the git commit command.