Clean Up Your Desktop With Computer Janitor On Ubuntu 9.04

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2009-08-18 11:59. :: Ubuntu | Desktop

Clean Up Your Desktop With Computer Janitor On Ubuntu 9.04

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 07/06/2009

Computer Janitor is a tool that lets you clean up a system so it's more like a freshly installed one. Computer Janitor deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space. This tutorial shows how to use it on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop.

This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

Computer Janitor is installed by default on Ubuntu 9.04, so we don't have to install it manually. To start the tool, go to System > Administration > Computer Janitor:

Type in your password afterwards:

Computer Janitor shows a list of files that can be deleted to free up disk space. To delete those files, click on the Cleanup button:

Confirm your choice by clicking on Yes:

Afterwards the selected files are being deleted...

... and you can click on Close to leave Computer Janitor:

 

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Submitted by PC Cleaner (not registered) on Wed, 2013-03-20 13:19.
Thanks for the info.
Submitted by Dustin (not registered) on Thu, 2009-08-20 04:45.
Anybody adept enough to install Ubuntu can figure this out.  This article would be much more helpful with some insight as to what the janitor is actually doing.  Is it "aptitude purge" when is says removing a .deb file or is it just removing the cached file?
Submitted by michael steco (not registered) on Wed, 2009-08-19 05:05.
This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
Submitted by gyffes (not registered) on Tue, 2009-08-18 15:51.

does this remove MORE than, say, 'sudo apt-get clean' or 'autoremove' would?