> From: Chris Carter <jesdisci...@gmail.com>
> `git status` showed lines resembling this:
> modified:       <subfolder> (untracked content)
> I found that these commands refused to properly restore me to a "pristine" 
> state, matching my remote:

I'm no expert, but I'd say it's a design decision:  If Git isn't
supposed to track xyzzy, then it also shouldn't delete it.

The usual way of getting untracked stuff into your working directory
is by compiling things, and the usual way of getting rid of it is
"make clean" or "make distclean".


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