• Clean System

    On Windows for years I was using a program called CCleaner. It removed old or unused files, did some stuff to the registry and so force. I don’t think much of it actually improved anything but I just got used to running that and then I felt like the system was clean and smooth after. Placebo effect I suppose.

    Is there anything like this for Linux. Or if I remove software from the terminal or the Add/Remove Programs am I safe to assume its removed everything and its clean?

    I would like to be able to get that feeling again though. Ideas/suggestions.

  • @noobertroon

    You do not really need one. But here is an article I came across recently. https://itsfoss.com/ccleaner-alternatives-ubuntu-linux/
    Some of these tools should work on Antergos/Arch Linux too. Look in the AUR repository to see they are available.

  • Some people like bleachbit i have installed here since a long time but never used it :)
    On arch linux usually removing a program with -Rns is good enough
    Also you can clean orphan packages and it’s libraries (no longer used by system/apps) (i guess i never used as well) with :
    sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qqdt)
    And you can clean the cache (pacman) from time to time (i use sometimes)
    sudo pacman -Scc

  • I just wanted to add that sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qqdt) removed some MATE DE things i use here, making caja stop working. [although it was probably some old conflict from using mate from Arch since i migrated to Antergos repo]

  • Thanks for that. I will give them a try when I get a chance.

    I am using Cinnamon so I don’t think that will be a problem. Though you never know what can happen.

  • Lostfiles — Script that identifies files not owned by any package.

    yaourt -S lostfiles
    sudo lostfiles relaxed

    But me too never do stuff like this without lags in system…
    Better to stay clean with discipline, if you play araound cleanup directly…

  • @joekamprad yeah, i used the command yesterday just because i posted it here…hehehehe
    After removing a program it’s configs files are still there, but virtually doesn’t use hd space.
    Don’t want to go offtopic…

    @noobertroon basically you uninstall programs with sudo pacman -Rns your_package and your system will be clean…

  • And what if I do it from the Add/Remove Software application. Are you saying sudo pacman -Rns your_package is better?

  • @noobertroon yes you can use it too, and you can go into preferences and mark the “Remove uneeded dependencies” (not sure about the text in english), that will do the same job 👍

  • Awesome thanks guys! This is good stuff!

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