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git-clean(1)
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NAME
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git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree
SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
'git clean' [-d] [-f] [-n] [-q] [-e <pattern>] [-x | -X] [--] <path>...
DESCRIPTION
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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
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-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
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linkgit:gitignore[5]
GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite
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