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 my harddrive?

Not to long ago I was using only 35% of my HD. Just recently it shot up to 54% and my diskspace is 16gb so that's more then 3gigs that have been taken. From what I remember I failed to build mysql, I ...
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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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var/cache/apt/archives occupying huge space

I am in the process of cleaning up my system. And I see a lot of space occupied by this folder /var/cache/apt/archives (1.5GB). Is it absolutely necessary to keep all these archives?
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How do I make space in /boot/?

I have /boot/ on a separate partition from /, and /boot/ is 98% full. How do I make more space on it?
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Is there a usage count for packages or programs?

Motivation: I want to remove applications I do not use to speed up my package processing tasks like dist upgrades, regular updates, but also for saving disk space and other reasons. I know this is a ...
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How can I detect and delete all lost configuration folders?

Over the time there is an increasing number of hidden .configuration folders in my home folder. Many of these come from applications I only installed for testing or from applications that I don't use ...
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How to delete old versions of same packages from a Local Repository?

In my local repository see below, I have many versions of same packages downloaded and stored in deb package directory. As Ubuntu always prefer to use the highest version, I don't need the earlier ...
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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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How to increase disk space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? I am running out of space on my notebook, so I thought I would delete some unused stuff. I was thinking about: cleaning the home folder ...
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Computer Janitor

I'm willing to use Computer Janitor but I'm afraid to lose some important libraries. Is it secure to use Computer Janitor? Thanks in advance.
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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 up my Home Directory

I have the following problem, I've installed a bunch of Ubuntu packages ever since I used Ubuntu, now I've removed these packages using the Synaptic Package Manager but somehow it still left hidden ...
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How to clean caches in my homedir

My home directory is getting huge (100GB plus). When backupping it I notices that there are quite some caches there. Which important caches are there in my homedir and how should I clean them? One ...
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How to see what installed packages I have never used for cleaning purposes

I want to do some clean up and was wondering how can I see what packages I have never used or has been very long since I used them.
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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 ...