Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez

Learning how to learn.

Adding chunks of changes in Git

August 17, 2020

When I have multiple changes in one file and I plan to divide these into separate/multiple commits, I always rely on git’s patching capabilities to finish the job.

It’s as simple as running git add --patch in your terminal then you go into a series of questions of whether you want to add/stage a specific change or not.

The feature I’m very thankful for is it allows us to edit a chunk further and there’s no limit to this.

Further reading: https://nuclearsquid.com/writings/git-add/


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