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git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree
'git clean' [-d] [-f] [-n] [-q] [-x | -X] [--] <path>...
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.
If any optional `<path>...` arguments are given, only those paths
are affected.
Remove untracked directories in addition to untracked files.
If the git configuration specifies clean.requireForce as true,
'git-clean' will refuse to run unless given -f or -n.
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 'git-reset') 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 linkgit:git[1] suite