The "purge" command:
WARNING: This command can potentially destroy historical data and leave your repository in a goofy state. Know what you are doing! Make a backup of your repository before using this command!
FURTHER WARNING: This command is a work-in-progress and may yet contain bugs.
- fossil purge artifacts HASH... ?OPTIONS?
- Move arbitrary artifacts identified by the HASH list into the graveyard.
- fossil purge cat HASH...
- Write the content of one or more artifacts in the graveyard onto standard output.
- fossil purge checkins TAGS... ?OPTIONS?
- Move the check-ins or branches identified by TAGS and all of their descendants out of the repository and into the graveyard. If TAGS includes a branch name then it means all the check-ins on the most recent occurrence of that branch.
- fossil purge files NAME ... ?OPTIONS?
- Move all instances of files called NAME into the graveyard. NAME should be the name of the file relative to the root of the repository. If NAME is a directory, then all files within that directory are moved.
- fossil purge list|ls ?-l?
- Show the graveyard of prior purges. The -l option gives more detail in the output.
- fossil purge obliterate ID... ?--force?
- Remove one or more purge events from the graveyard. Once a purge event is obliterated, it can no longer be undone. The --force option suppresses the confirmation prompt.
- fossil purge tickets NAME ... ?OPTIONS?
- fossil purge undo ID
- Restore the content previously removed by purge ID.
- fossil purge wiki NAME ... ?OPTIONS?
- Make no changes, but show what would happen
- An alias for --explain