How do git commit -p in magit?

Not have this section in man page

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The status buffer will show the unstaged changes. Move point to the changes that you want to stage, and call magit-stage (s). If you want to stage a subset of changes within a single hunk, you can select the lines with the region before calling magit-stage.

See the "Staging and unstaging" section of the manual for more information.


If you want to stage lines of codes you can do magit-status, then on one file in the list of unstaged files d, then I select the lines you want to stage, then s.

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    d runs magit-diff-popup. Why are you suggesting that?
    – phils
    Mar 14, 2018 at 19:37
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    @phils Presumably, the idea is to press "d d" to get to a magit diff and then select and stage the desired change and stage those with "s". The answer could use a few more details though, IMO.
    – Qudit
    Mar 14, 2018 at 22:39
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    I expect you're right; but it's very odd (to my mind) to suggest firstly going to the status buffer and then opening a diff buffer, given that all the diffs are available directly within the status buffer. I can't imagine many people would do it that way.
    – phils
    Mar 14, 2018 at 23:05
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    @leontalbot you can see all the unstaged changes and use C-SPC selection from the status buffer too. Why do you want to go to the diff buffer?
    – npostavs
    Mar 15, 2018 at 12:29
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    Yes -- in exactly the same way. Expand the file, select a region, and type s to stage the region.
    – phils
    Mar 15, 2018 at 20:32

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