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

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@thestephenbell Why is there nothing that explains that tho?

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@jahnoel exactly!!!

Type git status to see the status of the file. Then if need to do a git init. Then you can type

git add filename

Shortcut. Type git add sc and then press TAB and it will autocomplete the typing of that filename for you. TAB will autocomplete the filename if enough characters are there to uniquely match the filename you are trying to autocomplete.