[aur-general] System cleaning?

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 12:54:44 EDT 2009

Sorry, better use:

pacman -Rs $(pacman -Qdt | sed "s/ .*//")


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Andrei Thorp <garoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can do
> pacman -Qdt to list all packages that were installed as dependencies
> but are no longer required. You can then take these packages and
> remove them. You can do this automatically like:
> pacman -Qdt | sed "s/ .*//" | sudo xargs pacman -Rs
> This will delete all packages that are installed as a result of
> unneeded dependencies. In the future, use pacman -Rs to not have to do
> this (rather than pacman -R).
> Also, consider switching to ext4 and doing a defrag when you're at it.
> ext4+defrag has extends that cause shorter seek time.
> Cheers,
> -AT
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Brandon Martin <bmartin at cu3edweb.com> wrote:
>> You would think that I would have been using arch long enough to know how to
>> do this buy I don't. I was using gnome then I tried to uninstall it and I
>> used kdemod for a little while but know I want to use gnome again. I
>> uninstalled kdemod and reinstalled gnome but it just doesn't seem as snappy
>> as it was before. Plus I have easytag installed and when I click the home
>> folder from the places menu it opened easytag. On top of that when I was
>> connected to a remote FTP and I try to edit and save something I get a gvfs
>> error. This use to work fine before. In the past I have usually just done a
>> fresh install because I am weird about having only what I need installed and
>> have never taken the time to learn all I can do with pacman.
>> So my main question is can how do I do a major cleaning removing what I
>> don't need and how do I check if I am missing something I do need since I am
>> running into a few oddities. What is the best way to get my system clean and
>> mean.
>> Thanks for any insight.
>> --
>> Brandon Martin

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