puzzling instructions in kernel dev manual, section 2.3.1

Robert P. J. Day

just noticed this in kernel dev manual, section 2.3.1:

"To force a pickup and commit of all such pending changes, enter
the following:

$ git add .
$ git commit -s -a -m "getting rid of -dirty"

the "-a" option with "commit" means, "Tell the command to
automatically stage files that have been modified and deleted, but new
files you have not told Git about are not affected."

but the previous command, "git add .", by using an argument of ".",
has already staged any new files, has it not? perhaps the preceding
command should have been "git add -u" for update mode?

or am i just confused?



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