When I run
git clean --dry-run
the results are a bit like:
Would remove an_untracked_file
Would remove an_untracked_file_2
Would not remove some_unrelated_folder/subfolder/
The "unrelated" folders are tracked and have had no changes, so I would not expect git to remove them.
But, why does git report
Would not remove
for some, but not all, of my project's normal (and totally untouched) folders?
Can I tell what is causing git to consider, but then decide against, removing them?
lists only the couple of un-tracked files I know about. As expected.
git ls-files --other --exclude-standard
returns those same un-tracked files. As expected.
git ls-files --other --exclude-standard --directory
returns those same un-tracked files, plus a bunch of seemingly normal directories. This is not what I expected to see since I thought the purpose of
was to reduce
, not increase the number of results returned.
Upon spot checking the unexpected directories, it seems each one is empty, except for a ".gitignore"d .svn sub-folder. Perhaps this factors in to things.
Can anyone help me understand this behavior?