git stash untracked files



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By default, Git’s stash command will only stash the uncommitted changes to tracked files, i.e., files that have already been included in the commit history.

So, what happens if you start down a path, create a bunch of files and then need to change direction? Git stash won’t work - all of the new files will just be skipped.

To include these new files use the --include-untracked (-u) option.

% git stash --include-untracked


% git stash -u

It’s worth noting, however, that if only untracked files are included, the stash can appear empty if you run git stash show.

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