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    Linux Newbie pcdoctor's Avatar
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    No DiskCleaner? - no Disk Defragmenter??


    Being I'm a MAC and Windoze type,
    I've been accustomed to a few Utility type toys to play with,
    to keep the kitchen clean as it were.

    Now I've been playing with Ubu for a month or so,
    curiosity got the better of me a week ago, but I never asked.



    So.
    How come no Disk Cleanup utility ? - or equivalent ?
    How come no Disk Defragmenter? - or equivalent ?

    Such functions are automatically carried out by the system itself?
    If that's the case.... BRILLIANT !

    Maybe someone could explain..
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    Two levels higher than a newb.
    (I can search google)

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    Linux Newbie pcdoctor's Avatar
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    I see.

    You're saying that,
    becoz of the inherent nature(structure?0 of the Linux filing system,
    that any need for cleanup functions never arises in the first place
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    Pretty much. There is always going to be a certain amount of fragmentation. But it's going to be on such a small level that defragmenting it isn't going to do hardly anything.

    Every now and then on boot up you may even see Ubuntu doing a file system check. I think it's every 30 boots by default.The last time mine did it I think it said 3% fragmentation. This is on a system that's about six months old and has programs repeatedly installed and uninstalled as I looked for what I wanted.
    Two levels higher than a newb.
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    basically, only NTFS and FAT fragment badly enough to be noticed. the linux filesystems to a good job of keeping clean most of the time. serious fragmentation only occurs when the FS is 95% full. and like the above poster stated, all FS's are designed to check themselves every so often.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Stang
    Every now and then on boot up you may even see Ubuntu doing a file system check.
    I think it's every 30 boots by default.
    The last time mine did it I think it said 3% fragmentation.
    You're quite right: this morning's boot did this,
    stating that the disk hadn't been checked in 30 startups,
    although I saw no mention of a fragmentation percentage
    (my disk probably has less than 1% !)
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