++ed by:

2 PAUSE users
1 non-PAUSE user.

Author image Michael G Schwern


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.

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.


-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 option.

-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.


Prints the manual page and exits.


Simon Perreault <nomis80@nomis80.org>

1 POD Error

The following errors were encountered while parsing the POD:

Around line 170:

Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in 'it’s'. Assuming UTF-8