Linux cleaner?

I almost sure that normal Linux users are not using such tools.
But asking: “just in case”.
On Windows 7 CCleaner was a really good tool before avast purchased Piriform.
DISM++ another example of nice software.

Personally, I don’t use such software, but I’ve read about Bleachbit here and there.

Always use such software with caution, perhaps someone here has more experience.


Indeed, i suggest against it…

There’s really no need for such stuff, just learn your system and control it yourself!


I really don’t like the idea to use a “system cleaner” in any system…
I think that the “benefit” that a software like CCleaner can offert to you, It takes up space on your disk, RAM, processing, etc., not to mention that it is additional software installed, which can be another point of failure in your system.
All “cleanings” that a software like this can offert to your system, you can do it by yourself, cleaning cache files and others…

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Even on proprietary Unix, I never used such tools, and I’m quite sure that *nix admins would feel confuse if their supervisor ask for one.

I did not answer right away as I remembered a popular add on TV that said "your in good hands with Allstate ! ". Quite similar in the *Nix world since 1998 :smiley:

Clean the filesystem >>

System maintenance >>



Or better :enos_flag:


This post was my first self help in April. God it’s a good starter ! :vulcan_salute:


After that first reply in this topic, I need to go out to buy some cheese to dinner :grinning:

in the way, I’m keep thinking, for me, clean my system by myself it’s not a problem, but for new linux users this can be confuse…
with this I have a idea… if u prefer to have something automated to clean your system, you can get some commands to clean files and maintain system shared from others users here, and create an bash script, with the commands, and just run it when you want to clean, or better, just create an schedule task (cronjob) to run the script automatically.

If create an bash script is hard, contact-me and I can help you on this, for suggestion, if you want to learn how to works with this:

What’s all this nonsense, Linux is not a garbage collector like Windows! @fbodymechanic’s list is absolutely sufficient. Anything else just breaks the system.


when I was new, like yesterday, I asked a ton of housekeeping questions.
floody’s is great, I just cut and paste everything I needed from his list PLUS
in that thread I believe is Dalto’s orphan removal that I’ve adopted. After showing orphans for removal proceed with a non-aggressive -R, persistently.

to the OP: being new, and with a more terminal-centric distro, I wanted to be fastidious/vigilant about housekeeping. I went about it all helter skelter and read and asked questions and read and asked questions.
End of the day: I update daily and most of floody’s stuff was sound monthly stuff.

Pro-tip: in any given DE there’s going to be temp file/trash settings too on top of the other stuff but you probably know that.


Let’s not break the system. I think that’s rule 1 and 8 on the list. We cause the majority of our own problems.

For what it’s worth in sure there’s more than one way to maintain a system.

This was just one was that worked for me for a few years.


Exactly - which is why I haven’t co-opted that post for our Wiki! For sure following that blueprint will work out well for most - but there ARE other ways to get there. Just not many more comprehensive (and easy to follow).

You can clean the paccache once in a while and I have a little surprise for you. If you open the Welcome app and click on the “After install app” then click on the "package-cleanup configuration"n button you will discover we already gave you an easy tool to set it up. :wink:


I didn’t suspect that my dumb post will receive such resonance.
Thank you for the links and provided information, it is very helpful for novice person like me.


Perfect option…
I’m new to EOS, and still do not see this option in my welcome…
after read your answer I open welcome, and there is the option!
appear to be a great way to “clean cached packages”

Thanks for this!