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Please suggest me any particular unnecessary file that I can clean to back everything to normal condition(temporarily). (i.e. any log or archieve or anything ). My var/log has only 40MB and Home directory has 3GB of space(so I believe that's not a problem). Other than that what I can clean up to make space.

[user@host]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_inamivm-lv_root
                       18G   17G     0 100% /
tmpfs                 1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             485M   71M  389M  16% /boot
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Possilbe duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/21587/… –  Jorge Castro Sep 13 '12 at 12:57

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

To clean some packages laying around, run the following:

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

For a more in depth cleaning utility, use ubuntu-tweak

Install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Usage

Click the janitor tab, scan your system, and then clean it :)

ubuntu-tweak-janitor

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