Git clean - Cleaning the Git repository to be able to merge with remote

Submitted by Peter Majmesku on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:06

Sometimes you get Git messages like

The following untracked working tree files would be overwritten by checkout

 The following command can be helpful in that case.

git clean -d -fx ""


-x means ignored files are also removed as well as files unknown to git.
-d means remove untracked directories in addition to untracked files.
-f is required to force it to run.

 I've learned this by a discussion on Stackoverflow:

Another option

Another possibility is to execute the following command, to reset all changes which are outside of the stage:

git checkout — .