Tag Archives: cleanup

Purge previously uninstalled packages in debian

Recently I ordered a server with Debian etch. Unfortunately during testing I noticed that startx was on the system, along with a whole slew of other junk that I don’t generally want on a fresh server. I wanted to remove all of the cruft but I didn’t have the exact package list.

Find and delete old files in linux redux

After some lovely feedback from Sotiris Tsimbonis on my last post Find and delete old files in linux I have a better (faster) way to delete files.

Find and delete old files in linux

I have a few of those directories that files tend to pile up in. I don’t need the files but I also don’t take the time to delete them. Pruning these old files is a good thing to keep your used disk space under control as well as your sanity. Find is a great tool […]