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    Re: Clean machine?

    Linux tends to keep itself clean. Unlike Windows, there is no need to clean your machine. CCleaner, defrag, system cleanup… all unnecessary on Linux.

    If you are incredibly short on space because of a minute hard drive, you can clean out the installation cache as follows:
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    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    But otherwise, there is nothing to do.

    Oh, there is one exception: a current bug adds empty hidden files to your home folder. You can clear these out every month or so with:
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    rm ~/.goutputstream-*
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    Question Re: Clean machine?

    They say if Free Disk Space, Memory & Localizations are unchecked Bleachbit is fine for Ubuntu.......donno how far is that correct?
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    Question Re: Clean machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    Putting /tmp into ram will be something like:

    Code:
    tmpfs       /tmp        tmpfs       defaults,mode=1777      0   0
    in your /etc/fstab but it depends what exactly you want

    look at

    http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/TmpOnTmpfs

    To make Google Chrome use it then I am not sure as i dont use chrome but see here
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ips_and_Tweaks

    and look at the tmpfs section

    haqking I only have 3 partitions, /, /home & swap so how do I do what you suggested?

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    Re: Clean machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yezinki View Post
    … how far is that correct?
    I don't know, but you really, really, really do not need it. Really, don't bother. Linux cleans its own areas automatically whenever you turn off the machine.
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    Re: Clean machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yezinki View Post
    haqking I only have 3 partitions, /, /home & swap so how do I do what you suggested?

    Thanks.
    what i posted was nothing to do with your partitions, it is about placing the /tmp folder into RAM (tmpfs)

    I suggest read up using the links i posted and then decide for yourself.

    Dont make major system configuration changes based on someones elses configuration, read up on tmpfs and then decide if its what you want/need, take a look at your system.

    make sure you have backups/clones of system then post back when its gets overwhelming if it does

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    Re: Clean machine?

    Thanks haqking.
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    Re: Clean machine?

    I would also add that for most people, there is little point in moving /tmp to RAM. It is nice to do, because it can speed up a system, but you would notice an improvement only if (1) you had plenty of RAM in which to hold /tmp; (2) you used /tmp extensively, e.g. when manipulating video.

    For someone like me, with a lower level of RAM, it could even slow my machine, as less RAM is available for the work being done.

    So ask yourself: Do you have plenty of RAM and do you use swap intensively? If the answer to either one is "no", again, don't bother.

    Also, this has nothing to do with keeping your machine clean, as Linux empties /tmp when you turn off your machine.
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    Re: Clean machine?

    Thanks Paddy Landau for posting your expert views.
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    Re: Clean machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I would also add that for most people, there is little point in moving /tmp to RAM. It is nice to do, because it can speed up a system, but you would notice an improvement only if (1) you had plenty of RAM in which to hold /tmp; (2) you used /tmp extensively, e.g. when manipulating video.

    For someone like me, with a lower level of RAM, it could even slow my machine, as less RAM is available for the work being done.

    So ask yourself: Do you have plenty of RAM and do you use swap intensively? If the answer to either one is "no", again, don't bother.

    Also, this has nothing to do with keeping your machine clean, as Linux empties /tmp when you turn off your machine.
    I agree except for that another common reason today is the use of SSD and wanting to reduce writes to it, and in addition not all distros empty /tmp completely, I dont know about recent versions of Ubuntu as I dont use it but anyways yes as i said above, only do it if decided its needed
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    Re: Clean machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    it isnt my experience, I have never used it, I dont need to.

    It was response to snowpine who mentioned seeing lots of support requests about people bricking their builds due to unnecessary "cleaning", I was agreeing as i have seen many too
    Really not finding any bugs that are a big deal.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bleachbit

    Maybe your talking about "Computer Janitor", that package can mess up your day.

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