Git Does a Lot of Things

I should make a tool that extends git to delete all of the files matched by the .gitginore. I spend way too much time crafting find <...> | xargs rm commands. I know, I'll call it git clean.

Well... before I get too far I'll just make sure it doesn't already exist.

$ man git clean

GIT-CLEAN(1)                  Git Manual                       GIT-CLEAN(1)

       git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree

    git clean [-d] [-f] [-i] [-n] [-q] [-e <pattern>] [-x | -X] [--]

    Cleans the working tree by recursively removing files that are not
    under version control, starting from the current directory.


Huh... well I... that's pretty much exactly how I would have done it...

git tab tab

add                  filter-branch        relink
am                   format-patch         remote
annotate             fsck                 repack
apply                gc                   replace
archive              get-tar-commit-id    request-pull
bisect               grep                 reset
blame                help                 revert
branch               imap-send            review
bundle               init                 rm
checkout             instaweb             send-email
cherry               interpret-trailers   shortlog
cherry-pick          log                  show
clean                merge                show-branch
clone                mergetool            stage
column               mv                   stash
commit               name-rev             status
config               notes                submodule
credential           p4                   svn
describe             pull                 tag
diff                 push                 verify-commit
difftool             rebase               whatchanged
fetch                reflog               worktree

Ah, okay. I get it now. Git does do a lot of things.


The above output is from git 2.8.2.