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program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:43:39 pm »
is there a program for linux to clean out unwanted hidden little programs or files that take up space
that won't mess up my system?
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 02:46:01 am by iamesperambient »
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Re: program to clear useless programs?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 01:21:39 am »
Hi iamesperambient, just run these commands in sequence in the terminal:
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apt clean
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apt autoclean
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apt autoremove
These are good general housekeeping commands.  It is good to use them after an update, upgrade or after you install new packages etc.  They just get rid of the clutter that builds up.

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man apt-get
This brings up the manual page for apt-get.  Within the manual page you will find the following explanatory paragraphs:
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clean
           clean clears out the local repository of retrieved package files. It
           removes everything but the lock file from /var/cache/apt/archives/ and
           /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/.

       autoclean
           Like clean, autoclean clears out the local repository of retrieved
           package files. The difference is that it only removes package files
           that can no longer be downloaded, and are largely useless. This allows
           a cache to be maintained over a long period without it growing out of
           control. The configuration option APT::Clean-Installed will prevent
           installed packages from being erased if it is set to off.

       autoremove
           autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed
           to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no longer
           needed.

I hope this helps - have fun  ;)!!


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Re: program to clear useless programs?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 02:45:51 am »
thanks cleared up  A LOT of space just what i was looking for thank you!
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Re: program to clear useless programs?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 04:02:26 am »
thanks cleared up  A LOT of space just what i was looking for thank you!
Glad it helped.  Its great having a nice modern OS eh 8)!!
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Re: program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 01:53:06 pm »
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Re: program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 05:35:04 pm »
i did get this
"Fetched 1,019 kB in 20s (50.2 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems"

i ran sudo apt-get update but still get this after :/ whats going on with this?
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Re: program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 07:44:19 pm »
Hi iamesperambient, for some reason you have a duplicate source list.  It is not a big deal.  Navigate to menu>Preferences>Software & Updates.  Select the Other Software tab.  Search for the duplicate source list and remove it or, better still just un-select it by un-checking it. You will be asked for you password before the repos are re-synced.  Run an update in the terminal to check.  I hope this helps - have fun  ;)!!
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Re: program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 08:38:53 pm »
i tried looking and only saw one listed for google chrome :/ so not sure
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Re: program to clear useless programs? SOLVED
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 05:44:10 pm »
Separate topic please .. sources.list errors don't fall under this topics title ;)
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