Add new section "Interactive mode" for documentation of interactive git-clean.
Signed-off-by: Jiang Xin <worldhello....@gmail.com> Helped-by: Eric Sunshine <sunsh...@sunshineco.com> --- Documentation/git-clean.txt | 65 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-- 1 file changed, 63 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/git-clean.txt b/Documentation/git-clean.txt index 186e34..5bf76 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-clean.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-clean.txt @@ -39,8 +39,8 @@ OPTIONS -i:: --interactive:: - Show what would be done and the user must confirm before actually - cleaning. + Show what would be done and clean files interactively. See + ``Interactive mode'' for details. -n:: --dry-run:: @@ -69,6 +69,67 @@ OPTIONS Remove only files ignored by Git. This may be useful to rebuild everything from scratch, but keep manually created files. +Interactive mode +---------------- +When the command enters the interactive mode, it shows the +files and directories to be cleaned, and goes into its +interactive command loop. + +The command loop shows the list of subcommands available, and +gives a prompt "What now> ". In general, when the prompt ends +with a single '>', you can pick only one of the choices given +and type return, like this: + +------------ + *** Commands *** + 1: clean 2: filter by pattern 3: select by numbers + 4: ask each 5: quit 6: help + What now> 1 +------------ + +You also could say `c` or `clean` above as long as the choice is unique. + +The main command loop has 6 subcommands. + +clean:: + + Start cleaning files and directories, and then quit. + +filter by pattern:: + + This shows the files and directories to be deleted and issues an + "Input ignore patterns>>" prompt. You can input space-seperated + patterns to exclude files and directories from deletion. + E.g. "*.c *.h" will excludes files end with ".c" and ".h" from + deletion. When you are satisfied with the filtered result, press + ENTER (empty) back to the main menu. + +select by numbers:: + + This shows the files and directories to be deleted and issues an + "Select items to delete>>" prompt. When the prompt ends with double + '>>' like this, you can make more than one selection, concatenated + with whitespace or comma. Also you can say ranges. E.g. "2-5 7,9" + to choose 2,3,4,5,7,9 from the list. If the second number in a + range is omitted, all remaining patches are taken. E.g. "7-" to + choose 7,8,9 from the list. You can say '*' to choose everything. + Also when you are satisfied with the filtered result, press ENTER + (empty) back to the main menu. + +ask each:: + + This will start to clean, and you must confirm one by one in order + to delete items. Please note that this action is not as efficient + as the above two actions. + +quit:: + + This lets you quit without do cleaning. + +help:: + + Show brief usage of interactive git-clean. + SEE ALSO -------- linkgit:gitignore -- 1.8.3.rc2.380.g956c2b2 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html