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document updated 10 years ago, on Jan 1, 2013
There are several "areas" (my term) that can store files within a single Git repository.


Things that are actually checked in to the repository.


This is the staging area, an intermediate step between the working directory and the repository.

When you do a commit, it commits everything that's in the index.

working tree

untracked files


various diffs

rather useful graphic

discard changes

see here!

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