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For example, does it exist a terminal command i can use to "clean" the pc from time to time? To definitely delete old kernels and packages, for example... And when/how i can run it?

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What do you mean by "clean the pc"? please be more specific. –  hmayag May 26 '13 at 21:42
try sudo apt-get autoremove –  Nil May 26 '13 at 21:42
For "cleaning the PC" I mean something to do from time to time, to definitely delete old packages or old kernel... an operation to free some more space on the disk and most of all to speed up the machine. –  Simone May 30 '13 at 11:46

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take a look at the following page:

All the Terminal commands explained

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You can always install bleachbit from the software center or just use sudo apt-get install bleachbit

You can set it up for command line use as outlined on the Bleachbit SourceForge page I am pasting it in in case it disappears..

> I moved the topic here from the forum at
> andrewziem wrote: /quote Regarding "bleachbit --user xyz" you can try
> this command HOME=/home/bob sudo bob --delete
> firefox.cache When run as root, that changes the HOME variable to
> /home/bob, changes to the user bob, and runs the command. /endquote
> Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't got round to trying out the CLI
> until now. I set up a shell script as follows: HOME=/home/xyz/ cd
> $HOME bleachbit --delete evolution.cache
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