make world: HOW CLEAN IS IT?

Colin J. Raven colin at
Sat Feb 12 15:15:52 GMT 2005

On Feb 12 at 06:50, Fafa Diliha Romanova launched this into the bitstream:

> when i rebuild my system to stay up to date,
> does it leave behind many obsolete files to clog up
> my pure system?
> i am *VERY* conscious on cleanliness;
> does freebsd keep track of absolutely EVERY file
> it creates?
> also, do you guys have any tips/tricks on how to do
> system cleanup chores? like scripts, commands etc.?

A resource you may find to be helpful is:
Look for several articles on ports. There are - IIRC - three articles 
there which demystify the ports collection as well as some really great 
tips 'n tricks.

Also the FreeBSD handbook is helpful when read *in conjunction* with the 
OnLamp articles:

Regards & HTH,
Colin J. Raven
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE - - There can be only One
Sat Feb 12 13:14:00 CET 2005
1:14PM  up 18:29, 6 users, load averages: 0.87, 0.98, 0.88

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