Git – Unable to Git-add with force


I get git-status at ~/bin:

# Untracked files:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
#       screen/dev/

I run

git add --force screen/dev/

I get the same git-status as before. I add each file in the folder independently, but I get the same git-status.

There is no .git in screen/dev/. The folder seems not to be a sumbodule.

How can you add a folder and its content with force to my git at ~/bin?

Best Answer

You should not need '--force' or '-f' option: see git add:


Allow adding otherwise ignored files.

In your case, you may not want to add all files, included ignored files under screen/dev directory.

 git add screen/dev

should be enough (without options or ending '/')