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       svn-clean - Wipes out unversioned files from Subversion working copy


       svn-clean [options] [directory or file ...]


       svn-clean will scan the given files and directories recursively and find unversioned files
       and directories (files and directories that are not present in the Subversion repository).
       After the scan is done, these files and directories will be deleted.  Files which match
       patterns in the svn-clean:ignore dir property will be spared, much as the svn:ignore
       property works for svn status.

       If no file or directory is given, svn-clean defaults to the current directory (".").

       svn-clean uses the SVN Perl modules if they are available. This is much faster than
       parsing the output of the svn command-line client.


       -e, --exclude
               A regular expression for filenames to be exluded. For example, the following
               command will skip files ending in ".zip":

                       svn-clean --exclude '\.zip$'

               Multiple exclude patterns can be specified. If at least one matches, then the file
               is skipped. For example, the following command will skip files ending in ".jpg" or

                       svn-clean --exclude '\.jpg$' --exclude '\.png$'

               The following command will skip the entire "build" subdirectory:

                       svn-clean --exclude '^build(/|$)'

       -f, --force
               Files to which you do not have delete access (if running under VMS) or write
               access (if running under another OS) will not be deleted unless you use this

       -N, --non-recursive
               Do not search recursively for unversioned files and directories. Unversioned
               directories will still be deleted along with all their contents.

       -q, --quiet
               Do not print progress info. In particular, do not print a message each time a file
               is examined, giving the name of the file, and indicating whether "rmdir" or
               "unlink" is used to remove it, or that it's skipped.

       -p, --print
               Do not delete anything. Instead, print the name of every file and directory that
               would have been deleted.

       -?, -h, --help
               Prints a brief help message and exits.

       --man   Prints the manual page and exits.


       Simon Perreault <>

                                            2014-02-24                               SVN-CLEAN(1)