The five best Linux file system cleaning tools

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    tnx Vasa.

    i have used Bleachbit in both Admin and user mode and it works fine.
    i will try with Synaptic and maybe GTK Orphan.
     
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    Regarding deborphan, you can add it to synaptic via filters and remove orphaned packages from within synaptic.
    Also it comes with orphaner in most distros which is ncurses frontend. ( I don't think you can add items to the ignore/hide list with this. deborphan -A will do this from terminal, and deborphan -L will show the packages that are hidden).
    Command line usage is nice and quick.

    Quite frankly in the past couple of years I have only occasionally used deborphan and maybe removed one or two packages. Using the 'show all orphaned packages - not only those in the libs section is ridiculous; all of those shown there are definitely needed.

    Errors are also made. Why would I want these removed ?

    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
    w64codecs

    So all in all best to ignore all this junk removal stuff. If you are overzealous you may bork
    your installation.
     
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    i'll see how far i can go with this.

    if i screw things up i can always restore an image.
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    edit:
    i've done all the Synaptic tweaks and Bleachbit.
    everything is fine.
    there was nothing left for GTK-Orphan to find. ;)
    the first time ever i ran Bleachbit it removed 200 megs or so of leftovers.
    that makes my system image leaner and faster to restore. :)

    i think i will leave Cruft and G-Conf alone.
    that is starting to get a little too technical there for me.
     
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