Cleaning Python Compiled Files
Depending on the selected Python interpreter, the following Python compiled files are created:
.pyc(for Python interpreter)
$py.class (for Jython interpreter)
By default, the .pyc and $py.class files are ignored, and thus are not visible in the Project tool window. However, IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to delete .pyc files from projects or directories.
Please note the following:
Python compiled files are deleted recursively.
If you perform update from VCS and skip automatic cleanup, then removing Python compiled files is vital. The reason is that after update from version control, some of the Python files could have been deleted, and executing the command will help you get rid of the unnecessary Python compiled files.
To remove Python compiled files
In the Project Tool Window, right-click a project or directory, where Python compiled files should be deleted from.
On the context menu, choose Clean Python compiled files.
The .pyc and $py.class files residing in the selected directory are silently deleted.