Cleaning up Linux Mint

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  1. Infected

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    I've heard that bleachbit can bork your system. So i wanted to ask, how would i go about cleaning up Linux Mint.
    Or is it really needed? This I'm not sure. I've come from Windows, using CCleaner and stuff like that.
     
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  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    I use BleachBit to clean browsers profiles and only browsers profiles.
     
  4. Infected

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    You haven't had any problems with it?
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    I would advise against any special cleaning. There can be some cruft, but all in all, it shouldn't make any big difference.
    Mrk
     
  6. Infected

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    Thank you.
     
  7. Krusty

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    Enter into Terminal:

    1.) sudo apt-get update < > Updates all the packages in the apt cache to the current version.

    2.) sudo apt-get upgrade < > Actually installs newer versions of the packages you have. After updating the lists, the package manager knows about available updates for the software you have installed.

    3.) sudo apt-get autoclean < > Cleans all packages that have been superseded by a newer version of the same package.

    4.) sudo apt-get autoremove < > Cleans all packages that were once installed as dependencies for other packages but are no longer needed; i.e. the original package was uninstalled.
     
  8. reasonablePrivacy

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    No, I haven't had any problems. Specifically I cleaned Firefox from Snap package many times.
    I rarely used Chromium in the past and there were no problems with cleaning it with BleachBit either.
    My secondary browser is Vivaldi, but it is not listed in Debian's BleachBit window, so I didn't clean Vivaldi with it.
     
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