how i can delete temporary files from ubuntu?

Asked by sumit gupta on 2012-11-07

how i can delete temporary files from ubuntu?

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David Jones (dj) said : #1

Can you be more specific about "temporary files"

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

Its very easy to remove (temporary) files in Ubuntu.

You can click on them in the file manager and press the delete key or from a terminal enter

rm foo

replacing foo with the name of the file

If this doesn't work then you don't have the required permissions. In which case are you sure these files are needed.

You can run the file manager as a super user by entering

gksudo natuilus

or delete in a terminal with

sudo rm foo

replacing foo with the name of the file

If you are in any doubt about if these files are OK to delete let us know what they are first. Deleting important files can break your system.

Or just install bleachbit. Run it as root and user. Have as many apps CLOSED as you can and watch settings that say they will take a long time. Also watch app settings or you may remove stuff you want to keep.

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