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Re: which files can be safely deleted?

On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 03:33:15AM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 04:51:14PM +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh wrote:
> > i was wondering if there are any other redundant log files etc that i
> > can delete to make more space available. i for instance know that exim
> > keeps a log and it can be safely deleted. any other files?
> Install deborphan and run it every once in a while.  Every few months
> it probably doesn't hurt to have it scrap the keeper file.  This will
> trim the fat among debian packages.

oh sure. i am already doing that.

> On my system at least, /usr/src occasionally bloats to ungodly
> proportions if I've been doing a lot of stuff by hand.

i do not do any programming. /usr/src is empty! or compilation, etc.

> /usr/local/ will get up there, too, if you install commercial software
> (like games from id Software or Loki Linux Entertainment[1]).

i do not do this either. :)

> If /var/log is building up larger than you are comfortable with, check
> out the logrotate documentation to automate trimming things down a bit
> more.

sure. i will do this. i had been manually trimming my logfiles so far.

sandip p deshmukh

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