How do I clear the cache in Ubuntu?
- Clear PageCache only. # sync; echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches.
- Clear dentries and inodes. # sync; echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches.
- Clear pagecache, dentries, and inodes. # sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches.
- sync will flush the file system buffer.
Is it OK to delete apt cache? Yes. It is completely safe to clear the cache created by apt. It won’t negatively impact the performance of the system. Maybe if you reinstall the package it will take a bit longer to download but that’s about it.
How do I clear my apt list? To clean apt cache use apt clean command, which removes everything (except the lock file) from /var/cache/apt/archives/ and /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/.
What is apt cache in Ubuntu? What is apt-cache? The apt-cache command line tool is used for searching apt software package cache. In simple words, this tool is used to search software packages, collects information of packages and also used to search for what available packages are ready for installation on Debian or Ubuntu based systems.