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can obsolete files be deleted from arch linux /config
Yes, obsolete files can be deleted from the Arch Linux /config directory. Cleaning up your Arch Linux system can help free up disk space and keep your system organized.
Here are some steps you can take to clean up obsolete files in the /config directory:
Remove unused packages (orphans):
Use the pacman package manager to remove orphaned packages. Orphaned packages are packages that were installed as dependencies but are no longer needed by any other package.
Run the following command to remove orphaned packages: sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qdtq)
Remove old configuration files:
Configuration files for packages that have been uninstalled may still remain in the /config directory.
You can use the find command to locate and delete these files. For example, to delete all .conf files in the /config directory, run: find /etc -name "*.conf" -type f -delete.
Clean up cache files:
Over time, cache files can accumulate and take up disk space. You can clean up cache files using the following commands:
To clean the package cache: sudo pacman -Sc
To clean the cache in your home directory: rm -rf ~/.cache/*
Remove duplicates, empty files, empty directories, and broken symlinks:
You can use the fdupes command to find and remove duplicate files.
To remove empty files and directories, you can use the find command with the -empty option.
To remove broken symlinks, you can use the find command with the -xtype l option.
Remember to exercise caution when deleting files, especially system configuration files. Always double-check the files you are deleting to avoid accidentally removing important files.
Please note that the steps provided here are general guidelines, and it’s always a good idea to refer to the official Arch Linux documentation or seek assistance from the Arch Linux community for specific instructions or recommendations.