Does linux need a cleaner.?

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    As per thread title.
    I see bleachbit is in the repositories but can anyone suggest a cleaner to use or indeed is a cleaner needed in linux at all.?
     
  2. hogndog

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    i use Bleach bit to clean things up from time to time if nothing else it frees up disk space.. :)
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Ive read conflicting articles on this subject.Running a disk cleaner in linux seems quite a dicey thing to do.
    I would perhaps use one just to clean temp files and browsing history etc.
     
  4. Kyle1420

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    I don't really think so, since you're using apt, you can just use sudo apt-get autoremove
     
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    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-cleaning.html

    do not clean temp files unless you know which file you are deleting its not same as windows


    i only use to clean firefox and google chrome and flash cookies thats all

    one more thing you can do is make chrome shortcut on panel bar or desktop and edit it to run in incognito mode default.


    here edit command

    /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --incognito %U
     
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  7. The Red Moon

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    Thank you for the links.
     
  8. oliverjia

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    I use janitor (part of Ubuntu tweak) and bleachbit under Ubuntu for a while and never had any problems. It does free up a few hundred MB of space by deleting temp, cache and some log files.
     
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    Ubuntu Tweak is another good one I've been using that from day one with Linux.. :)
     
  10. mack_guy911

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    temp files are very usefull also janitor delete many important files so please dont use it.
     
  11. J_L

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    Define important, because they're obviously not essential at least for my system. For me, temporary files were never useful after being used.
     
  12. mack_guy911

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    well i have seen many times broken bash scripts links due to cleaning of temp files, also they start creating somewhere else than original location and last stack overflow problem



    i didnt try it but give you kinda idea what i am trying to say


    http://linuxgazette.net/issue18/tmp.html
     
  13. Mrkvonic

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    /tmp has a lot important files that people might perceive as temporary.
    VNC session logs, for example, could be there.
    Mrk
     
  14. oliverjia

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    thanks.
    I'll keep using it until I meet a problem, however I really would not expect one since I've used such kind of tools for a while and no problems ever occurred.

     
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