Junio C Hamano  committed 6a260f5

git-clean doc: the command only affects paths under $(cwd)

Fredrik Skolmli and Thomas Rast noticed that it was left unstated that
"git clean" ran from a subdirectory will not affect anything outside it,
with or without path limiters.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/git-clean.txt

-This allows cleaning the working tree by removing files that are not
-under version control.
+Cleans the working tree by recursively removing files that are not
+under version control, starting from the current directory.
 Normally, only files unknown to git are removed, but if the '-x'
 option is specified, ignored files are also removed. This can, for