KleanSweep
System Software
Score 78%
Description:

KleanSweep allows you to reclaim disk space by finding unneeded files. It can search for files basing on several criterias; you can seek for:
* empty files
* empty directories
* backup files
* broken symbolic links
* broken executables
* dead menu entries (.desktop files pointing to non-existing executables)
* obsolete thumbnails (thumbnails of non-existing images)
* duplicated files
* orphaned files (files not found in RPM or DEB database).

Results for each criteria are shown in separate tab; files may appear on many tabs if they match many criterias - in this case they are "linked", so you have to mark (or unmark) file for deletion only once! Before actual deletion takes place, you're given an option to create backup archive.

Planned features:
* seeking for orphaned files in Slackware and Gentoo (portage) database
* and more!

KleanSweep consists of KDE-based (C++) graphical frontend and small helper Perl script that performs actual searching. All searches, except for orphaned files, duplicates and dead menu entries are as fast as usual 'find' would be.

This is initial release and may contain bugs. I take no responsibility for any damage caused by this program.

Note: it may compile/work in KDE < 3.4.x, but was only tested in 3.4.2.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

* Removed "greedy match" button
* added Italian, German, Spanish and Portugaese translations

trancelis

12 years ago

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=29603

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yogin

12 years ago

I'm looking for temporary access (regular user account is enough) to Gentoo based system with gentoolkit installed; I need it to develop support for seeking orphaned files in Gentoo. If anyone has Gentoo-based server running and would like to help, please contact me by email.

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sarahb523

12 years ago

you can install a gentoo base system on your harddrive and run it in a chroot environment.If you need help you can mail me.

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linux3114a

12 years ago

I have installed your last version
without problem just the kleansweep.png 32x32 icon is corrupted ???

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yogin

12 years ago

Yes, icons are not ready yet... Anyone? ;)

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gg3po

12 years ago

Does this mean you're looking for someone to design a logo for your app?

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yogin

12 years ago

Yes, I'll need logo for "About" dialog (and maybe for a splash screen). But for now application icon is most important.

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gg3po

12 years ago

I made an icon at http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=29699

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Berliner

12 years ago

Hi,

how can I build a Debian Package with Scons. I can't find any helps with google.

Thanks

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maxer

12 years ago

You can find Debian packages on
http://repos.knio.it

Bye :D

MaXeR

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Berliner

12 years ago

Thanks, but I will build my own package for my Ubuntu repositiory.

Have you a link with an howto, to build a packages with scons?

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maxer

12 years ago

No, I've not any link (I didn't find any howtos about...)!

You have to create a normal Package and edit by hand the '$(MAKE)' calls with 'scons' calls... (for dist-clean you can use 'scons -c' and remove some files by hand (cache files, for example))...

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ljubomir

12 years ago

Do you know that your program is currently the highest rated application on kde-apps? That means a lot of people consider it very useful. I think it has a lot of potencial, and can turn into a wonderful application. Just keep eye on new ideas, functionality and UI.
I whish you all luck, and many years of (successfull) development!

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yogin

12 years ago

Thanks... Thanks to everyone who voted for my app. I hope to meet the expectations! I know kleansweep is still buggy and needs polishing, but I keep working on it and read all your comments and emails carefully. Thanks for all bugreports and feedback, I really appreciate it.

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Lenz

12 years ago

Any Gentoo ebuild available?

Your program looks great!

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polrus

12 years ago

maybe You could think about support for locate / updatedb commands. In my case my linux makes updatedb win anacron at nights so the database is almost always up to date so u could use locate interface to search the files in many criteria and it would be 1000times faster then the way You are using right now

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yogin

12 years ago

Good idea, I may consider it in (near) future and provide an option to use locate. Unfortunately for some tests (like orphaned files) ordinary disk scanning will be still the only solution.

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ljubomir

12 years ago

You have great ideas, just be sure to polish the interface once you're happy with features. "Select all" button for example.

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warrob

12 years ago

I agree! Last time I was asked to manually select hundreds of files!!

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saejoh

12 years ago

Konsole root
/usr/local/kde/bin ./kleansweep
kbuildsycoca running...
libpng error: Not a PNG file
Launched ok, pid = 7592
>> running as realtime process now (priority 50)
Window Sorry - KleanSweep
Can´t execute kleansweep-helper (exists...). Did you install KleanSweep correctly? (How should I know?) button OK klicked, then mouse turned into clock e.g. wait, seems like program has hung. Cancel button clicked -> program exits, but there is a message, saying

ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 7588, errno = 0

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yogin

12 years ago

kleansweep-helper should be in your PATH. It is possible you don't have /usr/local/bin in your PATH when running as root. Does it also happen when running as regular user?

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saejoh

12 years ago

1.I forgot to write, that I downloaded v.0.1.2
2.$PATH as user gives
bash: /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/jre/bin: No such file or directory
3.$PATH as root gives
-bash: /usr/local/bin/../bin/../bin/../bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/root/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/jre/bin: No such file or directory
4.as user in konsole I get
/usr/local/kde/bin> ./kleansweep
libpng error: Not a PNG file
Then I mark e.g. ¨Empty...¨ and ¨Broken...¨, Next, Can´t execute kleansweep-helper (exists in the same dir). Did you install KleanSweep correctly?,OK button click, mousepointer to clock, Cancel -> Program exits without additional messages in user konsole.

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saejoh

12 years ago

I managed to update my PATH via command as root and user via command:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/kde/bin
Now the program works, but I still get the message ¨libpng error: Not a PNG file¨ when starting it.

I also downloaded v.0.1.3. Should I uninstall the previous one or overwrite it?

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yogin

12 years ago

You can overwrite an old version. The 'libpng...' error is probably caused by broken empty application icons; I'll replace them soon.

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ivwhiting

12 years ago

Great tool. How about adding the ability to find and remove things like: * Web Browser Cache (both Konqueror and Firefox) * Web Cookies (ditto) * Broken download files (.part)

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12 years ago

* Removed "greedy match" button
* added Italian, German, Spanish and Portugaese translations

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