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RE: [RFC] git clean --local




On December 2, 2018 8:26, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Dec 01 2018, Cameron Boehmer wrote:
> 
> > 1) add a new flag
> > -l, --local
> >     Do not consult git config --global core.excludesFile in
> > determining what files git ignores. This is useful in conjunction with
> > -x/-X to preserve user files while removing build artifacts.
> 
> Or perhaps a general flag to ignore configuration would be useful for such
> cases, see https://public-
> inbox.org/git/87zhtqvm66.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/

Would something like git clean --exclude=file-pattern work as a compromise notion? Files matching the pattern would not be cleaned regardless of .gitignore or their potential preciousness status long-term. Multiple repetitions of the --exclude option might be supportable. I could see that being somewhat useful in scripting.

Cheers,
Randall