What does “Changes not staged for commit” mean?

Question:

I have modified some of the files in my local git repository but while running git status command before committing, it’s saying “Changes not staged for commit”. Am I doing something wrong?

Answer:

when you change a file which is already in the repository, you have to git add it again if you want it to be staged.

This allows you to commit only a subset of the changes you made since the last commit. For example, let’s say you have file a, file b and file c. You modify file a and file b but the changes are very different in nature and you don’t want all of them to be in one single commit. You issue

As a side note, if you want to commit everything you can just type

Hope it helps.

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