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Committing Partial Changes in a Changed File


$ git add --patch <file>
# you'll be presented with a patch and asked:
# Stage this hunk [y,n,q,a,d,j,J,g,/,e,?]?

The options are:

  • y: add this change to staged
  • n: do not stage this change
  • s: automatically split this change into smaller changes
  • q: do not stage this or any remaining changes
  • ?: print help


  • git diff --staged <file> will show you the staged changes for the file
  • git reset -p will undo the staged changes