As per the Git Documentation git clean
Remove untracked files from the working tree
Step 1 is to show what will be deleted by using the
git clean -f -n
Clean Step – beware: this will delete files:
git clean -f
- To remove directories, run
git clean -f -dor
git clean -fd
- To remove ignored files, run
git clean -f -Xor
git clean -fX
- To remove ignored and non-ignored files, run
git clean -f -xor
git clean -fx
Note the case difference on the
X for the two latter commands.
clean.requireForce is set to “true” (the default) in your configuration, one needs to specify
-fotherwise nothing will actually happen.
Again see the
git-clean docs for more information.
If the Git configuration variable clean.requireForce is not set to false, git clean will refuse to run unless given -f, -n or -i.
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.
Don’t actually remove anything, just show what would be done.
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.