August 20, 2020

How to reset and clean git?

How to reset and clean git?

Recently, I need to run a command to rest and clean local git frequently, but I always forgot the command. Therefore in this post, I write it as a note on how to reset and clean our local git directory. The short answer should be:

$git reset --hard && git clean -d -x -f

The command should completely reset and clean your git folder. Any modified or untracked files will be removed. The command consists of two important commands line, “git reset” and “git clean”.

“git reset” reset modified files

“git clean” remove untracked files.

“–hard” means reseting the index and working tree.
“-d” means including directories.
“-x” means including files ignored by git.
“-f” means force to delete.