I am searching for a maintenance tool that cleans up left overs, including in /home, from uninstalled applications based on the history of my uninstalls.
These leftover files can be small and therefore stay under the radar of disk useage tools, but they can also be huge (a recent baloo index on .local/share was 27 GB).
This topic has been discussed over the years, but without resolve for me. In addition to my request I want the tool to find leftovers from previous OS installations that have wiped the install history.
- I appreciate that no package uninstall should remove user data, (see Why don't programs completely uninstall (remove all their files) when I remove them?).
- This excellent post What is the correct way to completely remove an application? covers how to remove ex-configs.
- I am aware of bleachbit. But it is brute force and has brought my computer to a halt by creating GBs of tmp data while cleaning.