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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Wow, thanks for the guide, now I feel, well, my Ubuntu feels like it has lost a couple of kilos...

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Bookmarked

    What's the difference between deborphan and KleanSweep?

    It appears (to mee) that KleanSweep tracks more orphaned files than deborphan, or?

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    Talking Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Quite impressive.
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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Absolutely Fantastic and Great.

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Quote Originally Posted by NMUrugbysteve View Post
    Good howto, however I don't recommend using tip 4 because it may uninstall packages that one actually wants. For instance it tries to remove all of my gstreamer plugins.
    Install GTKorphan, which is a frontend for deborphan and you can see and select what orphaned packages to delete.

    If someone already mentioned this in this thread, sorry.

    Peace

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Has any of this changed for Gutsy?
    I see that there is evil, and I know that there is good, and the in-betweens I've never understood...

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    this gide excellent thank you...

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    the OP seems to be inactive, but there's two things that's not covered in this guide, and that is apt-get can now remove unused packages by itself (sudo apt-get autoremove). But there's still hidden folders with configurations that will clutter the home folder from various programs, if there was only a tool to autoremove them too...

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    Lightbulb Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Thank You WacktoMack.

    It's a heartfelt relief to see easy to use instructions such as these.

    So often in these forums us newbies are run through the fodder mill and lambasted. Or...we're given a slew of scripted gobblley-gook and told to make the best of it.

    Kudos to you sir!

    It's people like you that will draw people to LINUX in lieu of pissing them off or scaring them away.

    Keep up the great work! (Woo-Hoo)

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    Re: HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

    Not sure if anyone has covered this before, but it is also possible to remove locale data from .desktop files, which are used for shortcuts in the applications menu.

    I made a little script to make it easy which on a default install can clear anything up to 200kb of data, and more if you have installed new applications.

    You can find the script at http://kahrn.pastebin.com/f1bf15aba.

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