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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] [-e <pattern>] [-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.

       -e <pattern>, --exclude=<pattern>
           In addition to those found in .gitignore (per directory) and $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, also consider
           these patterns to be in the set of the ignore rules in effect.

       -x
           Don't use the standard ignore rules read from .gitignore (per directory) and
           $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, but do still use the ignore rules given with -e options. 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.

SEE ALSO
       gitignore(5)

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite



Git 1.8.3                                        05/24/2013                                     GIT-CLEAN(1)

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