I was adding a new feature to an existing code base, causing some fairly large changes along the way. I opened one file to make some changes, but noticed the file could also be re-written in ES2016. So that’s what I did. But it would make sense for me to commit just that single file change. To do that, I’d need to make sure it works in isolation - how can I do that when there’s other changes in progress?
Turns out, quite easily. Here’s how.
- Add the files you want to commit with
- Stash the leftover unstaged changes with
git stash -k
- Rebuild and re-test. If you have file watchers, this may even be automatic and very quick!
- Now we’re satisfied with that change in isolation,
- Bring bring the rest of your changes back with
git stash pop