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How to remove local untracked files from the current Git branch

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In this article we will see how we can clean local untracked files from the current git branch, As per git official documentation command for this is git clean.

  • It’s important to see and verify which files will be deleted you can use the -n the option before you run the actual command:
git clean -n
  • Then when you verified (and you are 100% sure because it will be difficult to recover these files to recover) use the -f
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     option:
git clean -f

Here are some more options for you to delete directories, files, ignored and non-ignored files

  • To know which files will be deleted run git clean -f
  • To remove files, run git clean -f
  • To remove directories, run git clean -f -d or git clean -fd
  • To remove ignored files, run git clean -f -X or git clean -fX
  • To remove ignored and non-ignored files, run git clean -f -x or git clean -fx

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