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    recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    Hi,

    I have tried computer janitor but it either isn't work properly, or I am using is incorrectly.

    Are there others out there that do a relatively good job of automatic cleaning for Ubuntu?

    Appreciate any help.
    MSFS

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    Re: recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    I have used "ubuntu tweak" for doing just this.
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    Re: recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    sure there are
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    By the way when you uninstall a package you should consider using
    Code:
    apt-get --purge remove package
    this will also remove all its config files

    you can install deborphan either(the equivalent of aptitude autoremove), but be careful, don't remove everything deborphan says you should. Some libraries even if they are not directly linked to any program they might be needed in certain circumstances and uninstalling them might cause loosing some programs functions
    Debian rulz but Ubuntu it's alright either

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    Re: recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    You need to be a little careful with all these utilities, be it bleachbit, computer-janitor or even ubuntu-tweak to make sure that you check what it says you can and should remove. They all have a tendency, in my experience, to mark anything you have installed manually which does not come from the repos of ubuntu itself.
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    Re: recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    Thanks all, will do some reading up on those suggested.

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    Re: recommended 'disk cleanup' equivalent?

    You could try "deborphan" be careful tho, some times it marks packages that have not been installed by synaptic (.deb you download from web pages).

    Also it have a GUI,just install gtkorphan.

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