extra command is informational, it doesn't do anything to
a checked-out project, but it tells you something about it.
Extra files are files that exist in a checked-out project, but don't belong to the repository.
fossil extra command will get you a list of these files.
This is convenient for figuring out if you've
added every file that needs to be
in the repository before you do a commit. It will also tell you what
will be removed if you
Suppose, for example, you have a "noodle.src" file as a scratch pad
for source code, and you don't want to include your latest
hare-brained ideas in the repository? You don't
to the repository, of course—though there are ways you might add
it unintentionally. If your project is big, and you want to find
noodle.src, and anything else that isn't under source control within
the project directories, then
fossil extra will
give you a list.
If you don't think this is all that useful, then you've never had to write a shell script that only affects project files and leaves everything else alone. ;)
extra command is almost, but not quite entirely, the exact
opposite of the