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GIT: Add a collection of files

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Is it possible to configure git to see a group of files as a singular object?For instance, I have a directory with several files:

myjunk/text.txt 
myjunk/somefile.exe 
myjunk/anotherfile.odt

Whenever a modification is made, I would like to see just "myjunk" as modified, not the files beneath. For all intensive purposes, git treats myjunk/* as a single binary file.

posted Oct 17, 2013 by Garima Jain

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I think that no, it's impossible: Git does not track directories, and only copes with them because it has to (filesystems on mainstream OSes are hierarchical).

On the other hand, you could use the fact git add is able to add multiple files in one go:

git add myjunk
or
git add 'myjunk/*'

(notice that I protected the asterisk from the shell).

answer Oct 18, 2013 by Bob Wise
Thanks for the response. It feels like if I want to do this, I need to make a custom git gui that collects the objects and then runs git add like you show.
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