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Free Up Insane Amount of Disk Space in Ubuntu by Deleting Cached Package Files

Sep 26, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link. ]

"When you install something in Ubuntu, package files are downloaded for installation but are not automatically deleted after installation is over. Instead the files will be used as a backup in case the application needs a reinstall in the future. But in most cases, this is a sheer waste of space especially if you are using a old laptop or a netbook with minimal amount of disk space.

"There are a number of ways in which you could actually do the cleaning up operation of your Ubuntu desktop. Ubuntu Tweak is an awesome tool and its quite easy to free up disk space in Ubuntu using Ubuntu Tweak. But if you don't want to install another application to do the cleaning up, you have two ways to do it. One is the command line option(recommended) and other is by using Synaptic Package Manager."

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