Git Hunks: Stage hunks of code
Git is one of my favorite software. It always impresses me. Here is one of the awesome tools in git.
Let us consider a scenario where you modify a file and you just want to stage a part of the file. You stage hunk by hunk in git using the
--patch option on
git add. When you do
git add . -p you will be presented with each hunk that is changed and various options like this
diff –git a/sample.txt b/sample.txt index 65d26ae..1618d01 100644 --— a/sample.txt +++ b/sample.txt @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@ Hi, + This text was added now. + This text was present initially. Stage this hunk [y,n,q,a,d,/,e,?]?
You can type
y to add the hunk, or
n to reject the hunk and it won’t be staged. Or you can type
e to edit the hunk. And you will be presented with the hunk and a detailed description of how to edit the hunk.
# Manual hunk edit mode – see bottom for a quick guide @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@ Hi, + This text was added now. + This text was present initially. # --- # To remove '-' lines, make them ' ' lines (context). # To remove '+' lines, delete them. # Lines starting with # will be removed. # # If the patch applies cleanly, the edited hunk will immediately be # marked for staging. If it does not apply cleanly, you will be given # an opportunity to edit again. If all lines of the hunk are removed, # then the edit is aborted and the hunk is left unchanged.
If you are aware of some other awesome git tools let us know in the comments below.