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

git status --porcelain | awk '{print $2}' | xargs git add
Uses the --porcelain option, which is garanteed to be stable among git versions and configurations - also, is way easier to parse.
Sample Output
$ git status
# On branch master
# Changes not staged for commit:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
#   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
#
#	modified:   a
#
# Untracked files:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
#
#	c
no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

$ git status --porcelain | awk '{print $2}' | xargs git add

$ git status
# On branch master
# Changes to be committed:
#   (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)
#
#	modified:   a
#	new file:   c
#

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By: brandizzi
2012-09-05 18:07:26

1 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • 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. Show Sample Output


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    git status|awk '/modified:/ { printf("git add %s\n",$3) }; NF ==2 { printf("git add %s\n",$2) }'|sh
    jetdillo · 2012-09-03 00:09:04 3

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