This patch documents the behavior of 'git clean' when
encountering nested git repositories.
Such repositories are only deleted if '-f' is passed twice
to 'git clean'.

Signed-off-by: Soren Brinkmann <>
 Documentation/git-clean.txt | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-clean.txt b/Documentation/git-clean.txt
index 9f42c0d..0b31454 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-clean.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clean.txt
@@ -23,6 +23,9 @@ example, be useful to remove all build products.
 If any optional `<path>...` arguments are given, only those paths
 are affected.
+Nested git repositories are not removed unless the '-f' option is
+passed to 'git clean' twice.
@@ -35,6 +38,8 @@ OPTIONS
        If the git configuration variable clean.requireForce is not set
        to false, 'git clean' will refuse to run unless given -f or -n.
+       Pass this option twice to 'git clean' in order to also remove
+       nested git repositories.

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