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

       git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree

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

       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

	   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 delete files	or directories unless
	   given -f, -n	or -i. Git will	refuse to delete directories with .git
	   sub directory or file unless	a second -f is given.

       -i, --interactive
	   Show	what would be done and clean files interactively. See
	   "Interactive	mode" for details.

       -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.

	   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.

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

       When the	command	enters the interactive mode, it	shows the files	and
       directories to be cleaned, and goes into	its interactive	command	loop.

       The command loop	shows the list of subcommands available, and gives a
       prompt "What now> ". In general,	when the prompt	ends with a single _,
       you can pick only one of	the choices given and type return, like	this:

	       *** Commands ***
		   1: clean		   2: filter by	pattern	   3: select by	numbers
		   4: ask each		   5: quit		   6: help
	       What now> 1

       You also	could say c or clean above as long as the choice is unique.

       The main	command	loop has 6 subcommands.

	   Start cleaning files	and directories, and then quit.

       filter by pattern
	   This	shows the files	and directories	to be deleted and issues an
	   "Input ignore patterns>>" prompt. You can input space-separated
	   patterns to exclude files and directories from deletion. E.g. "*.c
	   *.h"	will excludes files end	with ".c" and ".h" from	deletion. When
	   you are satisfied with the filtered result, press ENTER (empty)
	   back	to the main menu.

       select by numbers
	   This	shows the files	and directories	to be deleted and issues an
	   "Select items to delete>>" prompt. When the prompt ends with	double
	   __ like this, you can make more than	one selection, concatenated
	   with	whitespace or comma. Also you can say ranges. E.g. "2-5	7,9"
	   to choose 2,3,4,5,7,9 from the list.	If the second number in	a
	   range is omitted, all remaining items are selected. E.g. "7-" to
	   choose 7,8,9	from the list. You can say * to	choose everything.
	   Also	when you are satisfied with the	filtered result, press ENTER
	   (empty) back	to the main menu.

       ask each
	   This	will start to clean, and you must confirm one by one in	order
	   to delete items. Please note	that this action is not	as efficient
	   as the above	two actions.

	   This	lets you quit without do cleaning.

	   Show	brief usage of interactive git-clean.


       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.13.2			  06/24/2017			  GIT-CLEAN(1)


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