On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 8:07:06 PM UTC+5:30, William Seiti Mizuta 
wrote:

> Hi Dexter,
>
> you are using option x in git clean command. In the manual, the option x 
> tells:
>
>     -x
>            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.
>
> So, if you don't want to delete files in .gitignore, just don't use the 
> option x, only the options f and d: git clean -fd
>
>
> William Seiti Mizuta
> @williammizuta
> Caelum | Ensino e Inovação
> www.caelum.com.br
>  
>
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM, dexter ietf <dexte...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> when i run git clean -xfd, git deletes my tags file.
>> i have the tag file listed in gitignore, but how do
>> i tell git not to remove the tags file.
>>
>> -dexter
>>
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as simple as that, thanks for the help.
i should have rtfm, but it scares that
s***t out of me once i open the manual. 

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