[clug] what is best way to migrate a whole computer's content to another?

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 18:08:09 MST 2012

On 09/03/12 11:59, Nemo Maelstrom Thorx wrote:
> On 09 Mar (a Friday in 2012) around 1041 hours, Mike Carden did utter:
>> I suggest taking the opportunity to eliminate the accumulated cruft
>> from the old machine and only copy across the things that you actually
>> need. I'm pretty sure that we all end up with stuff that we don't
>> really need or want lurking on machines that we've used for a few
>> years.
> "a few years" is putting it mildly. I had dotfile cruft going back over
> a decade. Interestingly, I started a relatively clean $HOME wipe around
> newyear, and have been blogging about it
> http://blog.thorx.net/2011/12/but-that-was-my-home/
> ...though I've restored all the big directories which have various
> cruft lurking still (including multiple old copies of stuff - in some
> cases directories labelled by *floppy disk name*  :)
> dotfile crift is my enemy though... 
> .../nemo

For decrufting use Bleachbit (and fslint).

Kind regards

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