How do I see changes in the git index?

Say I do

git add foo.txt

Now, foo’s changes are in the index (I’m assuming git was already tracking that file). Now, when I do git diff, I can’t see the changes in foo by doing

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    git diff shows unstaged changes. To get the staged/cached changes, you can do git diff --cached. To get both cached and uncached changes, you can do git diff HEAD, which compares the whole working tree to the named commit (HEAD).

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