I learning how to use git on a Mac and I'm trying to add a file in one of my branches by using the "cat > " command. The problem I'm having is that I want to end editing the file in the terminal but I do not know how to close it. I'm guessing that I need to change "modes" for lack of a better term. How do I proceed?
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Type Ctrl+D at the start of a new line. ^D is the "end of file" character when typed from a keyboard.
Note that the ^D character itself is not entered into the file. The file ends just before the point where you type ^D.