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Unburdens home directories from caches and trashes.

November 2017
UNBURDEN-HOME-DIR(1) Unburden Your Home Directory UNBURDEN-HOME-DIR(1)


unburden-home-dir - unburdens home directories from caches and trashes


unburden-home-dir [ -n | -u | -f filter ] unburden-home-dir ( -h | --help | --version )


unburden-home-dir unburdens the home directory from files and directory which cause high I/O or disk usage but are neither important if they are lost, e.g. caches or trash direc‐ tory. When being run it moves the files and directories given in the configuration file to a location outside the home directory, e.g. /tmp or /scratch, and puts appropriate symbolic links in the home directory instead.


-b use the given string as basename instead of "unburden-home-dir". -c read an additional configuration file. -C read only the given configuration file -f just unburden those directory matched by the given filter (a perl regular expres‐ sion) - it matches the already unburdened directories if used together with -u. -F Do not check for files in use with lsof before (re)moving files. -l read an additional list file -L read only the given list file -n dry run (show what would be done) -u undo (reverse the functionality and put stuff back into the home directory) -h, --help show this help --version show the program´s version


Example configuration files can be found at /usr/share/doc/unburden-home-dir/examples/ on Debian-based systems and in the etc/ directory of the source tar ball.


/etc/unburden-home-dir, /etc/unburden-home-dir.list, ~/.unburden-home-dir, ~/.unbur‐ den-home-dir.list, ~/.config/unburden-home-dir/config, ~/.config/unburden-home-dir/list, /etc/default/unburden-home-dir, /etc/X11/Xsession.d/95unburden-home-dir Read the documentation at either /usr/share/doc/unburden-home-dir/html/ on debianoid installations, at online, or in the docs/ direc‐ tory in the source tar ball for an explanation of these files.


corekeeper, autotrash(1), agedu(1), bleachbit(1), mundus, computer-janitor(1), rmlint(1). Of, course, du(1) can help you to find potential files or directories to handle by unbur‐ den-home-dir, but there are quite some du(1)-like tools out there which are way more com‐ fortable, e.g. ncdu(1) (text-mode), baobab(1) (GNOME), filelight(1) (KDE), xdiskusage(1) (X tool calling du(1) itself), or xdu(1) (X tool reading du(1) output from STDIN).


Unburden Home Dir is written and maintained by Axel Beckert


Unburden Home Dir is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or any later version at your option.
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