What does Autoremove do in Ubuntu? The autoremove option removes packages that were automatically installed because some other package required them but, with those other packages removed, they are no longer needed. Sometimes, an upgrade will suggest that you run this command. The packages to be removed are often called “unused dependencies”.
Is it safe to run apt Autoremove? Is autoremove safe? It’s heavy machinery so it’s only as safe as the driver But that said, it’s hard to do permanent damage. If they are no longer required apt will know when it builds the dependencies. apt-get just inform you “Hey, you removed something that installed these packages.
What is the difference between apt remove and apt Autoremove? remove will delete the specified program whereas autoremove will include dependencies otherwise not used anymore.
How do I use sudo apt-get clean in Ubuntu? Using apt-get clean
It removes the files that are no longer required but are still residing on your system and keeping the system space. The apt-get command removes the retrieved . deb installer files and clears out the /var/cache/apt/archives leaving only the files in the lock and the partial directory.