According to the help, without -x option git clean should let alone the ignored files, but it doesn't.
[il@reallin test]$ cat .gitignore *.sar [il@reallin test]$ mkdir -p conf/sar && touch conf/sar/aaa.sar [il@reallin test]$ git status # On branch master nothing to commit, working directory clean [il@reallin test]$ git clean -df Removing conf/ conf/sar/aaa.sar is removed. I already asked this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23148736/git-clean-removes-ignored-files-by-default Someone even replied that "git does exactly what documentation says". Well, maybe, but I have doubts that the combination '-df' (without '-x') is useful at all. If someone wanted to delete ignored files, he would use '-x' or '-X'. -- 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