Remove unwanted files from working tree.


brz clean-tree


Delete conflict files, merge and revert backups, and failed selftest dirs.

-d ARG, --directory=ARG

Branch to operate on, instead of working directory.


Show files to delete instead of deleting them.


Do not prompt before deleting.

-h, --help

Show help message.


Delete all ignored files.

-q, --quiet

Only display errors and warnings.


Delete files unknown to brz (default).


Show usage message and options.

-v, --verbose

Display more information.


By default, only unknown files, not ignored files, are deleted. Versioned files are never deleted.

Another class is ‘detritus’, which includes files emitted by brz during normal operations and selftests. (The value of these files decreases with time.)

If no options are specified, unknown files are deleted. Otherwise, option flags are respected, and may be combined.

To check what clean-tree will do, use –dry-run.