Looks like Ubuntu Tweak project is no longer maintained and the application is no longer available through PPA. I particularly loved the Janitor feature in Ubuntu Tweak. Are there any alternatives one can use?

Source - Ubuntu Tweak in Launchpad


if you are familiar with the command line you can do exact the same thing yourself with a look at this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/234792/354350
BUT be careful and you should know what you are doing, because some commands use superuser-rights!
...maybe write a little script and everything is done with just one click! ;-)

anyway i would recommend to use BleachBit: it's a good file-cleaner with a GUI and (also in superuser-mode) you can hardly mess up your system.

open your terminal and just type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y bleachbit, type your password (no characters will be displayed) and wait till executed.


You can use unity-tweak-tool to install it:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
  • Ubuntu Tweak had this Janitor, that I found particularly useful. Is there any tool that does similar things? – jaibatrik May 14 '16 at 13:44
  • @jaibatrik... I have found the terminal commands to be useful and quick: autoremove and autoclean. Synaptic is very good to repair broken packages. – rob grune Jun 29 '16 at 14:16

If cleaning is your objective, you have many options. Bleachbit is great. Nautilus has addons [use Synaptic to install these]. In terminal, you have autoremove and autoclean.

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