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) NAME git-clean - Remove untracked files from the working tree SYNOPSIS git clean [-d] [-f] [-i] [-n] [-q] [-e <pattern>] [-x | -X] [--] <path>... DESCRIPTION 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...
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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.