Add forgotten changes to the last git commit

git commit --amend
It's pretty common to forgot to commit a files, be it a modification, or a brand new file. If you did forget something, git add the files you want, and then git commit --amend. It will essentially redo the last commit, with the changes you just added. It seeds the commit message with the last commit message by default. You probably shouldn't do this if you've already pushed the commit.
Sample Output
Created commit b4f36e5: some log message goes here

14
2009-02-27 04:42:44
git

What Others Think

Thanks, that's genius. I had to make 5 commits because I forgot to add comments :)
Sekenre · 499 weeks and 2 days ago
About 5 commits, you should read more about git rebase..
ab · 447 weeks and 5 days ago
git rebase is only useful for VERY limited things, and should not be encouraged for other uses. It can cause more problems than it solves if improperly used.
utoxin · 417 weeks and 2 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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