unburden-home-dir(1) – unburdens home directories from caches and trashes
-f filter ]
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 directory.
When being run it moves the files and directories given in the
configuration file to a location outside the home directory,
/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 expression) - it matches the already unburdened directories if used together with
-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)
--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.
Read the documentation at either
/usr/share/doc/unburden-home-dir/html/ on debianoid installations,
at https://unburden-home-dir.readthedocs.io/ online, or in the
directory in the source tar ball for an explanation of these files.
Of, course, du(1) can help you to find potential files or directories to handle by unburden-home-dir, but there are quite some du(1)-like tools out there which are way more comfortable, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unburden Home Dir is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or any later version at your option.