Delete Google Drive Icon Files & General Recursive Delete

By February 24, 2016March 20th, 2017Blog, Git, Sysadmin
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Apparently Google Drive and git repos are not friends. Those pesky little Icon files that Google Drive adds creates some impossibilities when it comes to maintaining a git repo. Once you realize your mistake, you’ll need to move your repo out of your Google Drive and clean up your Icon files. This is how you do it:

find . -name 'Icon*' -type f -delete

This command can also be used to delete any files recursively, that match a certain pattern.

If you really want to keep your repo in Google Drive…

Add *Icon* to your .gitignore file. Just make sure you don’t have any other files you want to track with “Icon” anywhere in the name, beginning, middle, or end.

Mike Doubintchik

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