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Re: /var/cache/apt/archives is big

Alan Chandler wrote:

My /var/cache/apt/archives directory seems to have nearly a gig of .deb files. I notice there is more than one version of each (it looks like its always 2).

Is there a command to shrink it?

'apt-get autoclean' will get rid of the duplicate ones[or more precisely all debs that don't correspond to the candidate version of a package]. 'apt-get clean' will get rid of the entire directory.

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