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i want more space…

The default Debian installation puts lots of documentation with various locale on /usr. These files are not used most of the time but end up eating lot of disk space.

Debian provides localepurge and deborphan to remove unwanted files from hard disk and to retain disk space.

# aptitude install localepurge deborphan

Configuration of localepurge
# dpkg-reconfigure localepurge

Cleanup disk space
# localepurge

Following command finds unwanted and independent packages, which are no longer required and removes them
# deborphan

When packages are installed using online Debian repository, APT downloads them and stores all .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/. After the installation, generally these files are no more required. Following command cleans up these unwanted files and reclaims disk space.
# aptitude clean