Sunday, July 6, 2008

Clean Up Files

Sometimes we try a piece of software but later decide to uninstall it.
Most times when you uninstall a piece of software, all the dependencies that were installed with the package are also removed.

I say most times. But not always.

So here is a quick command that you can run in the Terminal window to clean up those stray packages.

sudo apt-get autoremove

The Autoremove command scans the dependency tree and if it finds any orphan packages it will remove them.

This is a quick and simple way to check and keep your system clean.


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