cleanup disk space (was: /lib/debug/usr/bin/cygwin1.dbg)
Tue Jul 10 04:11:00 GMT 2018

I hesitate to jump in here but what about the common compression
programs cygwin provides like bzip2 and xz?

Maybe everyone knows about them and clearly you can't do this on files
you actually need to use (e.g., executables, tho looking at /usr/bin
some are 20MB each and if you know you don't actually run them
ever...) And even an error can generally be undone with a simple
uncompress command within reason. Don't compress the respective
uncompress command!

And zip and tar can be used to package up entire directories or
wildcard matched files in one command.

And if you find you really don't miss what you packed up they can be
moved off disk entirely to a thumb drive or CD/DVD or whatever for
more savings tho that's also true of the uncompressed versions but zip
or tar archives are particularly handy for this.

Maybe it's too obvious, apologies.

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