Trouble in making an commit .

Santhosh Pai santhosh.pai88 at
Thu Jun 18 13:32:03 EDT 2015

Hello All,
I had given the o/p of git status in the previous mail , its still the same .
1) Git commit o/p

bash-4.2$ git commitusage: git diff-index [-m] [--cached] [<common diff options>] <tree-ish> [<path>...]common diff options:  -z            output diff-raw with lines terminated with NUL.  -p            output patch format.  -u            synonym for -p.  --patch-with-raw                output both a patch and the diff-raw format.  --stat        show diffstat instead of patch.  --numstat     show numeric diffstat instead of patch.  --patch-with-stat                output a patch and prepend its diffstat.  --name-only   show only names of changed files.  --name-status show names and status of changed files.  --full-index  show full object name on index lines.  --abbrev=<n>  abbreviate object names in diff-tree header and diff-raw.  -R            swap input file pairs.  -B            detect complete rewrites.  -M            detect renames.  -C            detect copies.  --find-copies-harder                try unchanged files as candidate for copy detection.  -l<n>         limit rename attempts up to <n> paths.  -O<file>      reorder diffs according to the <file>.  -S<string>    find filepair whose only one side contains the string.  --pickaxe-all                show all files diff when -S is used and hit is found.  -a  --text    treat all files as text.
2) And the output of the git status is below 

bash-4.2$ git status
# On branch first-patch# Changes to be committed:#   (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)## modified:   drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_fops.c## Changes not staged for commit:#   (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)#   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)## modified:   drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c#


     On Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:48 PM, Kristof Provost <kristof at> wrote:

> On 18 Jun 2015, at 10:14, Sébastien Hinderer <Sebastien.Hinderer at> wrote:
> Kristof Provost (2015/06/18 09:54 +0200):
>>> On 17 Jun 2015, at 20:01, Santhosh Pai <santhosh.pai88 at> wrote:
>>> The issue remains the same , i'm unable to perform commit . Below is the o/p 
>>> bash-4.2$ git add drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_fops.c
>>> bash-4.2$ git commit -s -v
>>> usage: git diff-index [-m] [--cached] [<common diff options>] <tree-ish> [<path>...]
>> This is odd. You’re calling git commit, but you’re getting usage
>>> information for git diff-index.
> Isn't that because of the -v option which may require this call to show
> differences?
This doesn’t suggest that that’s likely:
# git commit -v -s --bad-option
error: unknown option `bad-option’
usage: git commit [options] [--] <pathspec>…

That’s with git (git version 2.3.2 (Apple Git-55)). 

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