git-clean

GIT-CLEAN(1)                      Git Manual                      GIT-CLEAN(1)



NAME
       git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree

SYNOPSIS
       git clean [-d] [-f] [-n] [-q] [-x | -X] [--] <path>...


DESCRIPTION
       Cleans the working tree by recursively removing files that are not
       under version control, starting from the current directory.

       Normally, only files unknown to git are removed, but if the -x option
       is specified, ignored files are also removed. This can, for example, be
       useful to remove all build products.

       If any optional <path>... arguments are given, only those paths are
       affected.

OPTIONS
       -d
           Remove untracked directories in addition to untracked files. If an
           untracked directory is managed by a different git repository, it is
           not removed by default. Use -f option twice if you really want to
           remove such a directory.

       -f, --force
           If the git configuration variable clean.requireForce is not set to
           false, git clean will refuse to run unless given -f or -n.

       -n, --dry-run
           Don’t actually remove anything, just show what would be done.

       -q, --quiet
           Be quiet, only report errors, but not the files that are
           successfully removed.

       -x
           Don’t use the ignore rules. This allows removing all untracked
           files, including build products. This can be used (possibly in
           conjunction with git reset) to create a pristine working directory
           to test a clean build.

       -X
           Remove only files ignored by git. This may be useful to rebuild
           everything from scratch, but keep manually created files.

AUTHOR
       Written by Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org[1]>

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. proski@gnu.org
           mailto:proski@gnu.org



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                      GIT-CLEAN(1)