FAQ: Basic Git Workflow - git status

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

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When you type git status, what are the init_test and add_test things under untracked files? (They only show up after you do git add and git init so I know it has something to with those but I don’t know what the _test parts are about.

I think they are used by codeacademy to track the progress of the course. You can check theri content using “vi add_test.rb” or “vi init_test.rb”

What do I do wrong?

I figured it out. I typed git init again and it worked correctly after

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