var/cache disk space wasted

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var/cache disk space wasted

Postby stowpirate on Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:26 pm

Can you delete the contents of var/cache safely? what is it for and what are the implications of deleting its contents? I only have 5.6mb hd that is more than half full, so any space I can free up will be an advantage. Unfortunately I use this small hd for photo editing resulting in disk space being a critical problem for me. Any ideas or suggestions on how to free space would be useful.
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Re: var/cache disk space wasted

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:20 pm

For apt cache just run these commands:
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sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get clean
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Re: var/cache disk space wasted

Postby stowpirate on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:59 am

Thanks for the info. By cleaning out the var/cache and ShowFoto debris I have managed to claw back 600mb of disk space and now have 2.7gb free. So shall I install some more photo editing software (or not) I have Gimp and ShowFoto installed :D
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