Re: Erase cache, clean registry in Linux
- From: Kent West <westk@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:03:59 -0600
Manuel Gomez wrote:
I am thinking in "clean" Linux, i don't know how its done.
Thank you very much for your help.
El mar, 25-11-2008 a las 14:38 +0000, Sam Kuper escribió:
2008/11/25 Manuel Gomez <mgdpz1@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi, i would like to know a tool or software to erase the
You're approaching Linux with a Windows mentality.
Whereas there are some "cleaning" functions you can do, for the most
part, it's not something you'll need to worry about like you do in Windows.
But just to satisfy your curiosity:
You can run fsck against your volumes; this is much like
scandisk/chkdisk in Windows. But you really don't need to do this
manually; if there's a problem, the system will likely take care of this
Lots of people want to defrag their drives in Linux. Again, not an
issue. I'm not even aware of a defragment tool in Linux. Just put it out
of your head and enjoy your new system.
There is no "registry", per se, although I think there might be some
sort of registry thingy in Gnome and/or KDE, but it's nothing like the
Windows registry, and you don't need to give it a second thought.
Whenever you reboot, your /tmp directory will be cleaned for you
automagically; you don't need to worry about this issue, unless you
never reboot, and even then, you pretty much don't need to worry about
this issue. On Linux, it's a non-issue.
Firefox and other apps may have their own caches; you'd clean them out
just like you would in Firefox on Windows, via the menus in Firefox itself.
You can clear out unneeded .deb files (installation files) with the
command "aptitude clean" or "aptitude autoclean". One cleans them all
out, the other cleans just the ones that are no longer "current". I
forget which, because frankly, unless you're running low on drive space
in your /var/ partition (or elsewhere if you've moved the dpkg cache),
again, it's a non-issue and you just don't have to worry about it.
The trash cans in Gnome and KDE (and others?) may need to be emptied
periodically, and the Inbox/trash in your email client may need to be
purged/compacted periodically, but that's more of a user-space issue
than a system-wide issue.
In short, you just don't need to think like a Windows user when you're
in Linux; it's a different world.
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