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    How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    I would like to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu to speed up my system..Like in windows we used to delete the temporary files etc..So can anyone list me the unnecessary files in ubuntu..?

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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    I don't think that that really applies to Linux...

    You could try clearing the recent history in Firefox.
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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Speed impact such as that is much more a Windows issue than on Linux.

    You can do a couple of commands to clean some things up. Really does not help speed at all but it never hurts.

    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    sudo apt-get autoremove

    For information on what they do type

    man apt-get


    All are typed in the terminal.

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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Also, check your ram usage, files aren't a problem (Especially as there is no fragmentation. Before you reply to this)

    The easiest ways to speed up ubuntu are installing preload, openbox, and checking your "Startup programs" to remove unnecessary apps
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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by J V View Post

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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by J V View Post
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    Bhodi is right, fragmentation isn't a problem on linux... Seriously 0.127%? Oo

    How did you find that out? Last time I remember I had to... actually the only way I remember to find fragmentation didn't work...
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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by J V View Post
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    Bhodi is right, fragmentation isn't a problem on linux... Seriously 0.127%? Oo

    How did you find that out? Last time I remember I had to... actually the only way I remember to find fragmentation didn't work...
    You can boot a live CD and use fsck

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    sudo fsck -vn /dev/sda1
    Or there is a script on the Gentoo forums

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-3081971.html
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    Arrow Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    You need not worry about necessary files in ubuntu. For simply deleating unwanted files
    System--> Administration-->Computer Janitor
    It will itself find unnecessary files and delete it.
    But beware to delete some third party packages. You will be notified for this.

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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    Don't use the janitor, last time I checked it wanted to delete my entire GUI... Just leave it alone...
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    Re: How to delete the unwanted files in ubuntu

    I'm pretty unsure about the question if deleting files has the same effect on Ubuntu as it has on Windows. I've never had performance issues though.
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