Clean up Mac OS: How I freed 35GB of space
My disk space was running low. I had less than 100MB of free space. I was sick of running low on disk space.
Clean My Mac wasn't an option. I don't want to spend 40$ for a cleaning tool, if you're so inclined feel free to do it.
A search on GitHub revealed the following scripts (not very much up to date, but they get their job done):
rm -rf all the things
I selectively ran the steps in clean_my_mac.sh.
The available disk space went up a few GB.
Ran a few steps from maid.sh which helped to free up some more GB:
... #Taking out the trash. printf "Emptying the trash.\n" sudo rm -rfv /Volumes/*/.Trashes > /dev/null 2>&1 sudo rm -rfv ~/.Trash > /dev/null 2>&1 #Clean the logs. printf "Emptying the system log files.\n" sudo rm -rfv /private/var/log/* > /dev/null 2>&1 sudo rm -rfv /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/* > /dev/null 2>&1 printf "Deleting the quicklook files.\n" sudo rm -rf /private/var/folders/ > /dev/null 2>&1 ...
Then I installed
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fwartner/mac-cleanup/master/installer.sh)" and ran
It's gonna take a while.
-n skips brew. brew is going to be inspected separately.
brew cask list list revealed a whole lot of heavy casks installed in the past. nuke them.
Simply get the name of the cask and run
brew cask uninstall [CASK_NAME].
Did the same for
brew list, then running
brew uninstall [NAME].
cleanup (this time without the
-n flag), and this is the result:
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