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authorPavel Roskin <>2006-04-05 06:00:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-04-05 09:51:27 (GMT)
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Add git-clean command
This command removes untracked files from the working tree. This implementation is based on cg-clean with some simplifications. The documentation is included. [jc: with trivial documentation fix, noticed by Jakub Narebski] Signed-off-by: Pavel Roskin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree
+'git-clean' [-d] [-n] [-q] [-x | -X]
+Removes files unknown to git. This allows to clean the working tree
+from files that are not under version control. If the '-x' option is
+specified, ignored files are also removed, allowing to remove all
+build products.
+ Remove untracked directories in addition to untracked files.
+ Don't actually remove anything, just show what would be done.
+ Be quiet, only report errors, but not the files that are
+ successfully removed.
+ Don't use the ignore rules. This allows removing all untracked
+ files, including build products. This can be used (possibly in
+ conjunction with gitlink:git-reset[1]) to create a pristine
+ working directory to test a clean build.
+ Remove only files ignored by git. This may be useful to rebuild
+ everything from scratch, but keep manually created files.
+Written by Pavel Roskin <>
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite