I have recently got into Linux and it's dual booted in my pc with windows 10. I installed a few files in Ubuntu 16.04 and a space of 41 GB is allotted for Ubuntu in my pc. But all of a sudden a prompt came up that I don't have much space remaining. After some looking, I found it's eaten mostly by the log files, more specifically the "syslog.1" file. I am pretty sure there's a mess in my apps and it's logging those problems repeatedly. I will remove most of the apps and start again.
But for now, how do I clean this file and free the 37 GB space that it has been eating up? Will this help? I found this on a forum.
sudo gzip syslog.1
The above code has worked by compressing the 37 GB log file to about 800 MB. However, I am looking for a permanent solution to find the errors causing the log file to enlarge. I have also installed a lot of .deb files. And they have a lot of unmet dependencies which need to be downloaded. How do I revert this action and remove the files which have unmet dependencies?
I have also tried:
sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean
These don't seem to work.