user291701 user291701 - 4 months ago 23
Git Question

Add all files to a commit except a single file?

I have a bunch of files in a changeset, but I want to specifically ignore a single modified file. Looks like this after git status:

# modified: main/dontcheckmein.txt
# deleted: main/plzcheckmein.c
# deleted: main/plzcheckmein2.c
...


Is there a way I can do git add but just ignore the one text file I don't want to touch? Something like:

git add -u -except main/dontcheckmein.txt


Thanks

Answer
git add -u
git reset -- main/dontcheckmein.txt