Ever found yourself in a situation where your working directory contains a mix of changes that don’t quite fit together? It would be easy to commit it all at once and move on; however, small, focused commits are great for making it easy to review and discuss a branch of work – especially when working on a complex codebase.
But how can you choose which changes to use in a commit?
The newest release of GitHub for Windows supports selecting lines or blocks of changes when creating a commit. Simply click the desired lines in the gutter, create the commit, and leave the other changes for you to continue working on.
For people familiar with the command line, this change is similar to interactive staging using
git add -i or
git add -p.