Take a branch, where we have made some changes and added new files. However, if we reach a point where we no longer want these changes, we can reset the changes using:
git reset --hard
The code above will remove the changes in
reset command is used.
To remove untracked files, use the
Let’s say we have one new file (
file1.txt) and one new folder (
folder1) with the
fileinsidefolder.txt file added to our branch:
Dry Run will tell you what files will be removed upon executing the
git clean -n
This will only list the files, to list down the folders use
git clean -nd
To remove untracked files using
-f flag with
git clean command:
git clean -f
To remove untracked files inside a subfolder use:
git clean -f folderpath
The untracked folders will now be deleted. If you want to delete untracked folders too, you can use the
git clean -fd
To remove ignore files, use the
git clean -fx
- Once the untracked files are deleted, they cannot be restored.
- Before running the git clean command, perform
dry runto know what the are files that will be deleted.
-nflag is used to perform dry run.
-fflag is used to remove untracked files.
-fdflag is used to remove untracked files and folders.
-fxflag is used to remove untracked and ignored files.
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