FSlint - Utility For Finding And Deleting Junk Files


FSlint - utility for finding and deleting junk files on your Linux system.

FSlint is a utility for finding and deleting various forms of junk files ( "lint" ) in a computer's file system.

These junk files in English-language computer jargon are sometimes called “lint” (the term originally meant an admixture of various unwanted fibers in sheep’s wool).

FSlint - utility for finding and deleting junk files on your Linux system.

FSlint helps you find unwanted or problematic impurities in your files or file names, including duplicate files, empty directories, bad symbolic links, troublesome file names, non stripped executables, temporary files and unused ext2 directory blocks.

FSlint contains a set of tools for performing many tasks both using the graphical interface and in command line mode.

The graphical interface is just a wrapper for the command line and it is recommended that "You", the user familiarize yourself with these command-line guides, as they often contribute to a better understanding of the actions performed and may also offer additional methods for fine-tuning the results of these actions.

"Even if you don’t need to use command line tools, this information will help you better understand how to use the graphical interface.The ability to work with the command line will also help those who want to use these tools in more complex circumstances, for example, use them in scripts or on remote servers."

You are strongly advised to make a good backup, before deleting or modifying any files.

FSlint is a very powerful tool and erroneous actions can lead to the loss of important data in the absence of a backup.

FSlint can be found in the online repositories of many of the major Linux distributions and is easy to install through the package manager.

Detailed information on installing FSlint in various distributions can be found on the FSlint homepage.

How to install via a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install fslint

Press Enter,

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