Re: [RFC] A unique way to express "all" (vs "add vs "update") ?

From: Carl Worth <>
Date: 2006-12-16 10:07:20
On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 12:38:51 +0100, Jerome Lovy wrote:
> While I am very happy with the refactorings undertaken with regard to
> "git add/git commit" (both for UI and documentation), I am still a
> little confused by the different ways I seem to find to express the idea
> "I want to add (sort of) all file contents".

I agree that there have been huge improvements---particularly in
documentation. So thanks to everybody!

Here's a simpler idea that might add the unification you're looking
for. How about a new option:

	git add -a|--all

This would allow "git commit -a|--all" to be understood as a simple
helper for:

	git add -a|--all
	git commit

That kind of unification seems like it could be helpful while learning
things. And I believe I've even wanted to do the "git add -a"
operation before, so I think it might be useful in its own right at
times, (though I can't think of a good example of why at the moment,
so perhaps its not that important).


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Received on Sat Dec 16 10:09:09 2006

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2006-12-16 10:10:40 EST