Basic Git Workflow

git commit

A commit is the last step in our Git workflow. A commit permanently stores changes from the staging area inside the repository.

git commit is the command we'll do next. However, one more bit of code is needed for a commit: the option -m followed by a message. Here's an example:

git commit -m "Complete first line of dialogue"

Standard Conventions for Commit Messages:

  • Must be in quotation marks
  • Written in the present tense
  • Should be brief (50 characters or less) when using -m
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