git-clear-soft man page

git-clear-soft — Soft clean up a repository


Clears the repository to a state that it looks as if it was freshly cloned with the current HEAD, however, preserving all changes that are located in files and directories listed in .gitignore. It is a git-reset --hard together with deletion of all untracked files that reside inside the working directory, excluding those in .gitignore.


Clears the repo.

$ git clear-soft


Modified version of script written by Daniel ´grindhold´ Brendle <> by Matiss Treinis <>

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July 2016