A commit is the last step in our Git workflow. A commit permanently stores changes from the staging area inside the repository.
git commit is the command we’ll do next. However, one more bit of code is needed for a commit: the option
-m followed by a message. Here’s an example:
git commit -m "Complete first line of dialogue"
Standard Conventions for Commit Messages:
- Must be in quotation marks
- Written in the present tense
- Should be brief (50 characters or less) when using
Make your first commit! From the terminal, type the command along with a commit message. The message should describe the point of the commit.
If you’re having trouble thinking of a good commit message, reflect on how the project has changed since it began.