I have been referred here by Ask Different. I feel that my question from Ask Different is good enough to copy and paste, however, I completely understand if this is not a very good question, etc. I have learned enough from SE to understand that the new users ask bad/off-topic questions, so I totally understand if you get mad.
As I was going through Brew’s FAQ, I noticed that it said that
brew cleanup would cleanup old files. As a usual person would do, I decided to run this command (Ok, maybe most people wouldn’t run random commands they found just for fun). I sit for maybe a minute, and BOOM,
This operation has freed approximately 7.2GB of disk space. WOH! After doing some quick research, I didn’t exactly find why this removed 7.2GB from my computer. Brew’s FAQ said:
By default, Homebrew does not uninstall old versions of a formula, so over time you will accumulate old versions.
Most kegs were around
20-80MB when deleted. Some big files you might or might not need, but here you go:
Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.9.1... (7,639 files, 293.7MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.9.2... (7,646 files, 293.9MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.64.0_1... (12,628 files, 395.6MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.65.1... (12,679 files, 401.1MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/qt/5.9.1... (9,019 files, 277.9MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/qt/5.9.2... (9,021 files, 279.6MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/qt/5.9.3... (9,042 files, 279.2MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/binutils/2.29.1... (113 files, 142.9MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/gcc/7.1.0... (1,486 files, 283.8MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/gcc/7.2.0... (1,487 files, 284MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/wine/2.0.3... (8,252 files, 591.9MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/wine/2.0.3_1... (8,335 files, 581.6MB) Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/ghc/8.2.1... (5,583 files, 999.5MB)
Note: The above kegs were picked out, most sit around
20-80MB, as said above.
brew store that is cleaned by
brew cleanup that is so big?