Git add . not working-> still “nothing to commit” with new files
I am struggling with Git, I can't seem to add my files. I ran ls to show that the files are in the current directory, then run git add . then git status which showed "nothing to commit".
JJ-Computer:first_app JJ$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /Users/JJ/rails_projects/first_app/.git/
JJ-Computer:first_app JJ$ ls
Diary.txt README.rdoc config.ru log tmp
Gemfile Rakefile db public vendor
Gemfile.lock app doc script
README config lib test
JJ-Computer:first_app JJ$ git add .
JJ-Computer:first_app Jenn$ git status
# On branch master
nothing to commit (working directory clean)
I think you are using the correct command (I've done them many times that way).
git add --all
and then I tried git status. I don't think that will solve it, but it is worth trying next.
Another try looking at your .gitignore file, if you have one (in the top-level where you did git init).
Remove any listings there that are causing your files to be ignored. For example, is there an entry with just *?
git add --force
and then apply git status.
In case, none of those work, I noticed that your output from git init says "reinitialized" rather than "initialized", so something may have gotten wrong. If you've just initialized it and if it's Okay for you losing history then I would consider you to start over by removing the .git dir:
rm -rf .git
And then re-execute your same commands above. If that doesn't work, some more information about your setup will be required. For example, you might have a global .gitignore file: ~/.gitignore_global that needs to be edited (or removed if you don't want it).