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git add readme2 . . . not functioning

Last Modified: 2015-02-26
Following the instructions at:

PS C:\users\mike\gitcode\gitfundamentals> echo 'My Project' >Readme2
PS C:\users\mike\gitcode\gitfundamentals> git add readme2

lines, I am checking the status as shown below, I am getting:
PS C:\users\mike\gitcode\gitfundamentals> git status
On branch master

Initial commit

Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

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Instead, I was expecting something like:
PS C:\users\mike\gitcode\gitfundamentals> git status
On branch master
Changes to be committed:
  (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)

    new file:   README

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Question: Why my code "PS C:\users\mike\gitcode\gitfundamentals> git add readme2" is not working?

The reason I am saying it is not working is because the > git status command after that seemingly is not confirming the add process.
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