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    Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Just wondering what are some regular chores you gotta do with Ubuntu? (specifically XUBuntu).... For example with windows, i gotta delete temp files regularly, defrag computer, run CCLenaer, etc. Thanks guys!

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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Nothing of that sort.
    Install updates when notified to do so, that's all.

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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Took me about a year to quit thinking about all that stuff you mentioned, Was kinda weird, but it is really nice not having to worry about that stuff anymore.

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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    You might be interested in the state of your drive and then there is this https://www.fosslicious.com/2019/08/...n-xubuntu.html It's about ssd and xubuntu but actually the info is general.

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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Maybe not quite what you have in mind, but... Backup, regularly.
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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    You could cache clean your browser once in awhile and empty the trash can.
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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    I do some regular housecleaning.
    I installed 20.04 mostly as daily driver to a new drive several months ago. Still considered my 18.04 as main install.
    But updates were so frequent that I run a script that updates, housecleans, deletes older logs, vacuums sqlite files (mostly Firefox & Thunderbird) and house cleans some cache & thumbnail files.

    Updates, backups, delete old kernels - TheFu in Forums
    http://blog.jdpfu.com/2011/06/24/sys...-for-linux-pcs
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RemoveOldKernels

    RecoverLostDiskSpace
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoverLostDiskSpace
    HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space - drs305
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=898573
    HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140920
    Caution deborphan will delete anything you manually installed. See comment:
    Better to use Synaptic to select the ones you no longer want. Also you get notified about dependencies to be removed and can reconsider, if need be.
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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Backups
    Updates (as they show up in notifications)
    Dump old kernels every 3-4 months


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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    If you are using an SSD I don't suggest you defrag. It makes near zero difference and wears the storage down.

    If you run:
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    sudo apt-get clean 
    sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
    It will keep debs that you have installed from wasting space. You can also uninstall old kernels to free space. Deborphan is a bit more hardcore but can save space.

    Other than that the OS will manage itself. Temp files go to temp storage (unlike in Windows) so a reboot clears them off

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    Re: Weekly/monthly Chores for Ubuntu?

    Ohh yes backups!!

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