Re: [RFC] git clean --local
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 04:37:03 +0900
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [RFC] git clean --local
"Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 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.
I think "git clean" already takes "-e", but I am not sure if it is
meant to do what you wrote above.
If "git clean" takes a pathspec, perhaps you can give a negative
pathspec to exclude whatever you do not want to get cleaned,
git clean '*.o' ':!precious.o'
to say "presious.o is ignored (hence normally expendable), but I do
not want to clean it with this invocation of 'git clean'"?