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How do I clean Ubuntu?

Posted 03-22-2011 at 01:52 PM by allu john sudhakar

Ubuntu software packaging system can accumulate unused packages or temporary files. These temporary files, also called caches, contain package files from all of the packages that you have ever installed. Eventually, this cache can grow quite large. Removing them allows you to reclaim space on your computer's hard drive for storing your documents, music, photographs, or other files.

To clear the cache you can use either the clean or the autoclean op for a command-line program called apt-get. The clean command will remove every single cached item, which the autoclean command only removes cached items that can no loger be downloaded (these items are often unnecessary).

To run clean go to Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal and Type

$ sudo apt-get clean

and it will ask password and give the password

packages can also become unused over time. If a package was installed to assist with running another program- and that program was subsequently removed-you no longer need the supporting package. You can remove it with autoremove

To run clean go to Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal and Type

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

it will remove the unnecessary packages.

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