Why can't I "git add" a directory from within IDEA?

Why the heck can I use "git add someFolder" on the git command line, but IDEA has no "Git -> Add" on folder context menu?

Is that something I don't yet understand (just getting started with git) or a bug/missing feature in IDEA? I can add single files from IDEA just fine.

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Hello Stephen,

To the best of my knowledge it's a missing feature. 'Add' should be available
on a directory and add its contents recursively.

Why the heck can I use "git add someFolder" on the git command line,
but IDEA has no "Git -> Add" on folder context menu?

Is that something I don't yet understand (just getting started with
git) or a bug/missing feature in IDEA? I can add single files from
IDEA just fine.


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