Git Commit Files
Use git commit command to commit changes to local git repository. The changes can be any new files added or any existing files content updated etc.
git commit [-a] [-m "Commit Message"]
Git Commit Examples
- You have a working project on your system and added few new files and modified some existing file.
- Now you can use git add command to temporarily store the modified files to the staging area called the “index”.
- Now use below command to commit all files from the staging area to working tree.
git commit -m "Updated Documents" 3 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 Documents/1.pdf create mode 100644 Documents/2.pdf create mode 100644 README.md
Some users don’t add changes to the staging area and tried to commit files with above command and failed. It means your modified files are not staged.
git commit -a -m "Updated Documents" 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) create mode 100644 Documents/file1.pdf create mode 100644 index.html
Your files have been successfully committed to the current working directory. You can view the commit logs before pushing them to the remote repository.
git log commit 86da8f0be29dd6d1f9ce3913be4f353fc4ecb9fb Author: Rahul Kumar Date: Wed Mar 14 10:09:24 2018 +0000 Updated Documents commit 7b480fe93bd9ed5deb9da2da3d709e8370056a7f Author: Rahul Date: Wed Mar 14 10:01:24 2018 +0000 Updated Documents