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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 git(1) suite