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How to do basic maintenance and cleaning on Ubuntu [Guide]

bb [1]New to Ubuntu and curious about basic package cleaning? This guide will help you! In no time at all you’ll be able to clean apt-cache, browser cache, application cache, old system data, and even free space.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

This guide will work on any version of Ubuntu. Bleachbit [2], a program that is discussed in this guide, can also be used on other Linux distributions, and even Mac and Windows.

HOW TO DO BASIC MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING ON UBUNTU

Cleaning your Apt-cache

sudo apt-get autoclean

Removing unnecessary packages

sudo apt-get autoremove

Cleaning Everything else

You can clean your apt-cache in bleachbit, but it’s very helpful to know how to do it in the command line.

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

Done!

CONCLUSION

New users to Ubuntu and Linux in general may have trouble understanding basic techniques to keep their installation clean. Luckily, with this guide, you’ve learned exactly how you can clean your packages and other aspects of your Ubuntu installation.