Debian commands to clean up after apt-get Debian commands to clean up after apt-get

April 14, 2021

debian bash

I like to keep my Debian Linux machine clean and up-to-date. I regularly run the update to get the latest versions and security patches. (I have disabled the default auto-update as it open happened when i was on a limited interenet connection)

After running

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
OR
apt-get dist-upgrade

Regularly find that a lot of files are left behind. So i started a script to cleanup afterwards.

apt-get clean
apt-get autoclean
apt-get autoremove
apt-get purge

using docker, there is also space to reclain using (WARNING: adding the -a at the end deletes all of them!)

docker system prune 

Interested to hear from everyone about how else they clean up space after installing and upgrading their computers...


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