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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

clean

Synopsis

clean [options]

Clean up the yum cache directory.

Options

all

Clean everything: headers, packages, metadata, and the cache.

dbcache

Clean up the sqlite database cache, forcing yum to recreate it the next time it runs.

headers

Remove all header files, forcing yum to download new headers the next time it runs.

metadata

Remove the metadata files, which maintain information about the packages such as package name, file size, description, dependencies, etc. The metadata will be downloaded again the next time yum is run.

packages

Remove cached packages from the system.

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