Cleaning Directory – How to Get Rid of Unwanted Files and Directories
Cleaning directory is one of the best ways to get rid of unwanted files and directories. It is especially useful on large or multiple servers to keep things in order and tidy.
It also allows you to do things like set up a symlink or two and rename files for maximum productivity. This is especially useful if you have multiple users with different permissions to your server.
It can be a pain to sift through thousands of files and directory entries on a single server to find what you are looking for. This will make your life a lot easier.
It’s worth mentioning that git clean has a couple of other notable features including a nifty feature that lets you view all your repository’s files and directories at once in a browser window. It also has a feature that makes it easier to navigate through files and directories using color-coded tabs.
The software is available free of charge on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s been around for over a decade and has a large user base.
A must have in every GitHub user’s arsenal, git clean is a no-brainer for those of us who keep track of the latest releases.
The program does a brisk business, slicing through the clutter to make room for the next round of shiny new commits and files. It also has an enviable track record when it comes to reliability. It is a bit nippy to use, but with the right approach, it’s not as bad as you’d think.
Specify a pathspec and the program will snag a few in the process, but will ignore others that are not pathspec> sized, so as to avoid overwriting the stuff that’s already in there. The pathspec> lingo is the only way to get this effect, so it’s best to use a pathspec that’s not too long for the program to handle.
It’s not a secret that many programs claim to be the king of the clean, but a good few are genuinely not up to the job. This is where git clean shines, and it’s the reason you’ll be hearing more about it in the near future.