FAQ: Basic Git Workflow - git add


This community-built FAQ covers the “git add” exercise from the lesson “Basic Git Workflow”.

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I wasn’t able to get the solution.

I wrote:
git add scene-1.txt

but it didn’t get through. What did i miss here?


I am having the same issue.

The answer clearly seems to be:
git add scene-1.txt

But I am still getting an error. When I click to auto-solve the exercise, it does not explain anything. Is this a bug?


First, you must type:
git init
Then you can type:
git add scene-1.txt


@thestephenbell Why is there nothing that explains that tho?