How to add items/changes to the previous Git commit
If you have made a git commit but realised you forgot something, you can easily update it with the
git commit --amend command.
Examples of where you may want to use the
git commit --amend command would be:
- Update the latest git commit's log message
- Update the previous commit's log title
- Add another change to the most recent git commit
- Add or remove a file from the most recent commit
All you have to do is make your changes to the files, then;
git add .; # or add the specific file(s) you want to add git commit --amend;
If you want to only update the commit log message then you can skip the
git add line and just run
git commit --amend.