add untracked/changed items to a git repository before doing a commit and/or sending upstream

git status|awk '/modified:/ { printf("git add %s\n",$3) }; NF ==2 { printf("git add %s\n",$2) }'|sh
I came up with this because I don't have a problem remembering the big major changes I made deep inside my tree for a specific feature or bugfix but always manage to forget the trivial stuff I tweaked or touched along the way that needs to get pushed as well.
Sample Output
bash-3.2$ git status|awk '/modified:/ { printf("git add %s\n",$3) }; NF ==2 { printf("git add %s\n",$2) }'
git add Android/
git add Docs/
bash-3.2$bash-3.2$ git status
# On branch dev
# Changes to be committed:
#   (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)
#       new file:   Android/.classpath
#       new file:   Android/.project
#       new file:   Android/AndroidManifest.xml

By: jetdillo
2012-09-03 00:09:04

1 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • Uses the --porcelain option, which is garanteed to be stable among git versions and configurations - also, is way easier to parse. Show Sample Output

    git status --porcelain | awk '{print $2}' | xargs git add
    brandizzi · 2012-09-05 18:07:26 0

What Others Think

It would be cleaner if you used the -s or --porcelain options.
brandizzi · 436 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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