Questions related removing temporary, unnecessary, redundant files or libraries; also the questions for cleaning the cache, logs, etc.

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How do I clean up the mess after an installation aborts?

I'm sure it's happened to everyone some time.... I was installing something with Ubuntu Software Center, a lot downloaded, but it crapped out half way through the installation with errors to the ...
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Can I clean up my Windows from Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 installed on my system. I was doing a clean up on my friend's USB pen drive, which he said had lots of viruses on it. I have Wine installed on my system, and I ...
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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old ...
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How do I make space on /boot?

How do I free up space on /boot? ls /boot/ abi-4.2.0-16-generic memtest86+.bin abi-4.2.0-19-generic memtest86+.elf abi-4.2.0-22-generic memtest86+_multiboot.bin ...
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Package for tmpwatch

I have a server application which runs on redhat and SuSE. It should run on ubuntu servers, too. The application uses the executable tmpwatch There seems to be no package for it in ubuntu. And I ...
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Ubuntu and pc perfromance boost or cleanup

I guess some of you are familiar with League of Legends game on Ubuntu so my top fps in the game is 18 to 28 is not that good but it does the job well so now I am experiencing serious fps drop out of ...
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boot full and cannot clean

I reviewed the "Can't clean a full /boot because of unmet dependencies" and it cleared the boot to about 43% used on boot. Then I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and it put all of the linux-images back ...
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What's the good way to clean up the system (and is Bleachbit safe) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I used Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) for about a year (actually upgraded it from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)), and during the time I installed some packages, and removed some other ...
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How to reduce software that is running during idle desktop state, and not needed otherwise?

I see lots of stuff running on my PC that I do not really need. Is there a somewhat systematic way to reduce that? The priority is on geting rid of software that is actually active, or sometimes ...
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How can I clean residual config files with BleachBit app?

I want to clean residual config files with BleachBit like Synaptic Package Manager can do this. Can I achieve it somehow? There's a custom setting in BleachBit which allows to configure a specific ...
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Why is /tmp getting cleaned out in Ubuntu 15.04?

I want to keep files newer than 7 days in /tmp between boots. Prior to 15.04 I did this by setting TMPTIME=7 in /etc/default/rcS. But with 15.04 and the replacement of upstart by systemd, this ...
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Wiping and resuming SSD not supporting TRIM

I have an SSD (Kingspec) which does not support TRIM. I have read on a post Kingspec Slowed Down that a way to maintain the performance of the SSD is to replace all the zeros in the free space with 1. ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', ...
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Removing the gubbins that installing gnome adds

I was troubleshooting issues a while back, and found myself installing the gnome desktop environment instead of the unity one. I've since removed everything I could think of, but when I open a ...
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How to delete temp files created by Archive Manager?

I used Archive Manager to extract files from an archive, but there wasn't enough free disk space. After the process crashed my disk remained full and I am unable to locate and delete what is filling ...
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Kdecache-user taking up lots of space

My computer has started to show signs of a bloated root partition. I checked it out using ncdu and discovered that the directory at /var/tmp/kdecache-user/ has swelled to 1.6 gigs. After doing a ls ...
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Why is `git clean` always running?

Summary: I noticed that my system was always busy doing something, even when it should be idle. It turns out that git is always running -- specifically, in the System Monitor I can see git clean -nd ...
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possible values for Autocleaninterval for APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval “0”;

I want to setup an autoclean in my Ubuntu 14.04 I found out that we can adjust the Autocleaninterval from "0" to "7" to make an weekly cleaning. I wanted to confirm how can i adjust it to make a ...
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Clearing the hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on an old pc and want to wipe the hard drive so I can sell it. Any suggestions without having to burn a cd? (it doesn't work...)
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New size of root partition doesn't seem to be recognized

I ran out of space on my 20 GB root partition, I resized it to 32GB in gparted but it didn't seem to have created more free space. I ran apt-get autoremove and apt-get autoclean, ran bleachbit as ...
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dpkg error while running apt-get autoclean

I was installing android studio through the terminal but I had to stop the installation by pressing Ctrl+Z. Now I am trying to run autoclean (after a restart) but it won't run.Why is this happening? ...
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What is the advantage of using sudo apt-get autoremove over a cleaner app?

I'm not overly sure what sudo apt-get autoremove does, but have read that you should use this to remove any unnecessary packages. One of the processes I saw was to use sudo apt-get autoremove and ...
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how can i clean up all the extra files on my computer running ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I have a 3 TB internal harddrive and i figured that it would last me a long time. well its filled up and i have no clue how. i do have a couple duplicated movies but only about 40GB in movies all ...
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How to clean-up/remove files in /dev/sda7?

My partition, /dev/sda7 is listed as 100% full. I already requested help from others more knowledgeable than me, and someone had me run "sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R", which I've since been told that ...
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How to clean up/clean out /dev/sda7 when permission is denied?

d@d-Satellite-C655:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 38G 36G 278M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 931M ...
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How can I tidy up the mess that is my Python installations?

I had a Ubuntu 12.04 system which I eventually managed to get Python 2.7 and Python 3.2 working together (with pip and pip3) and Python 3.3 (with pip3.3) for good measure. I've recently upgraded to ...
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How to remove unused or outdated folders?

I administrate a multi-user system that has had quite a lot of user turnover. The users who have left us still have a folder in the folder /home. I would like to remove the folders for the users that ...
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Can I automate filesystem cleanup?

I have a multi-user system and recently started receiving messages saying low disk space in filesystem /root and the same for /boot. /boot was at 100% capacity, so I ran: sudo apt-get ...
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How to clean up remnants of old versions?

I have a laptop with 14.04 installed on it, and I've had Ubuntu on this machine since 12.04. I notice that I have "duplicates" (old versions) of some programs, namely update manager, belonging to both ...
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Clean-up options for Ubuntu (13.10)

I am looking for good tools that can be used to get rid of useless clutter of the system. Note that I'm not talking about deleting useless things, that I can manually do. I am looking for tools like ...
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Electricity went out while installing software

Just installed 14.04 so I gave the software centre about 5 programs to install and I left it and went away. Then the electricity went out. What is the correct thing to do now? Most importantly I ...
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I can't delete old kernel, Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried Ubuntu Tweak, Synaptic and some command line stuff I found online, but nothing seems to work. This is the output of dpkg -l linux-image-\* | grep ^ii ii linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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About Removing apt-cache and old kernels in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have upgraded ubuntu to 14.04 today, but in 14.04 ubuntu-tweak is not supported, I dont know how can i remove old kernels and apt-cache files Please anyone help me by sending command-line for ...
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Alternative of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Is there any alternative software of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10. My laptop is running very slow, and Firefox also running slow and unresponsive.
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HOw to clean up and fine tune Ubuntu [duplicate]

Are there any tools to clean and fine tune Ubuntu? My computer has become slow. I am using Chrome, Chromium and Firefox Running an Intel NUC. Specs: 16GB RAM 128GB SSD
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Cleaning Ubuntu temporary files if they exist

I need to do a lot of cleaning in my Virtual Machine whose Operating System is Ubuntu. Normally in Windows, there is this kind of directory that contain temporary files and that should be cleaned : ...
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What trusted file cleaning tools are available for Ubuntu?

I want to get a trusted file cleaning tool to remove unwanted files. When I try to add the Ubuntu Tweak repository it says it is from an untrusted repository. So, are there any trusted file ...
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Script to clean system [closed]

I want a script to clean my system. Clean unused dependencies. Clean apt-cache. Clean residual-config files. Remove broken packages. Only keep the latest version of packages and remove ...
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How to clean /var/cache?

When I woke up this morning, I found my root had filled overnight du -hx --max-depth=1 / 132M /boot 4.0K /media 16K /lost+found 16M /root 702M /lib 4.0K /OLDHOME 8.2G /usr ...
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Cleaning Ubuntu 13.10

I'm new with Ubuntu so I don't understand most of it. A few days ago, everytime that I start the computer, I have a prompt box saying that my disk is full and I have the option to check the disk with ...
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Deleting Crap necessary?

In Windows there were many crap files that inflated the system (like temp, browser temp, update fragments, old update files and so on). So in Windows there were tools like CCleaner really needed. ...
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Ubuntu download

Hi first time here and considering changing from Windows Vista, just need to know a few bits. I have a 'toshiba P100 laptop' but the preloaded Vista has sort of corrupted and no longer works. I am ...
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How can I limit the size of my ~/.cache folder

I'm running Ubuntu on a limited-size SSD, so I count every GB. Now, the ~/.cache folder grew to 1.7 GB (various applications such as Chrome, Spotify etc. filled it up) and now I'm wondering if there's ...
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How do I clear Software Center History?

I have old software center history from way back in June and I would like to clear it all but I have tried sudo rm -rf /var/log/apt/history.log /var/log/dpkg.log ut it did not work
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Cleaning the command line (like `ESC` in Windows)

When have the garbage in the command line, I can simply hit escape and it is cleaned. Nothing happens in Linux. What is the corresponding command? Backspace over the whole string is boring and stupid. ...
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How to reliably determine all folders not used in last 7 days?

I'm writing a script for cleanup job. The script needs to cleanup all folders which are not accessed for more than 7 days. Currently I'm using - for sub_folder in * ; do if [ -z $(find $sub_folder ...
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How to clean gedit's and other editor's find&replace history?

I have started working on a new project using gedit on ubuntu 12.04. The problem i am facing now is that, all previously searched terms are still there when i click on the drop down arrow in search ...
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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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Is BleachBit really necessary?

I've heard that the ext4 filesystem does not need to be defragmented because the way it stores information is engineered to avoid exactly that problem. At them same time, I have a program called ...