git clean [-d] [-f] [-i] [-n] [-q] [-e <pattern>] [-x | -X] [--] <path>
|-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 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||Interactively prompts the removal of each file.|
|-n, --dry-run||Only displays a list of files to be removed, without actually removing them.|
|-q,--quiet||Only display errors, not the list of successfully removed files.|
Clean ignored files
git clean -fX
Will remove all ignored files from the current directory and all subdirectories.
git clean -Xn
Will preview all files that will be cleaned.
Clean all untracked directories
git clean -fd
Will remove all untracked directories and the files within them. It will start at the current working directory and will iterate through all subdirectories.
git clean -dn
Will preview all directories that will be cleaned.
Forcefully remove untracked files
git clean -f
Will remove all untracked files.
git clean -i
Will print out items to be removed and ask for a confirmation via commands like the follow:
Would remove the following items: folder/file1.py folder/file2.py *** Commands *** 1: clean 2: filter by pattern 3: select by numbers 4: ask each 5: quit 6: help What now>
i can be added along with other options like