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disk cleanup?

Postby Matteran on Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:13 am

Since switching over to linux for the past few weeks I've been really curious as to how you can cleanup temporarily used files... or files (potentially old dependancies) from programs you've uninstalled.

The one thing that is a little weird for me right now is not having a grasp on how much hard drive space i have available (short of opening "gparted" because that's the only way I know how right now), and how I can regain unnecessarily filled space from temp files.

This might just not be a problem, and I'm used to micomanaging all that in Windows, but let me know.

Thanks.
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Postby the_necrocide on Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:18 am

since Mint is Ubuntu based, you can use this guide (it worked for me):

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/cleaning-up-all-unnecessary-junk-files-in-ubuntu.html

good luck! :)
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Postby Matteran on Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:27 am

thanks a lot that really helped.
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Postby the_necrocide on Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:29 am

No problem :wink: , sometimes taking out the trash can be fun... 8)

Always wondered if you have to do things like defragmentation of your harddrive and stuff like in windows though.
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Postby Matteran on Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:40 am

I know that because of the ext3 (as well as ext2) file systems, it's completely unnecessary, based on how it writes files and such.
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Postby nick on Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:21 am

Hi
Always wondered if you have to do things like defragmentation of your harddrive and stuff like in windows though


Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting?
http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index. ... ragmenting


and:
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... fcb9171c68

There now you don't have to waste your time looking for viruses, spyware, or defragging, now look at all that extra time you have :) :)

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