Use profile-cleaner to reduce the size of browser profiles by organizing their sqlite databases using sqlite3's vacuum and reindex functions.
Packages by Distro
- Arch Linux via AUR Package: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/profile-cleaner
- Chakra Linux via CCR Package: http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.php?ID=4501
- Debian: https://launchpad.net/~graysky/+archive/utils
- Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~graysky/+archive/utils
To add the PPA (personal package archive) to your Debian (tested on squeeze) system, and to install psd:
# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/graysky/utils/ubuntu quantal main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/graysky.list # echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/graysky/utils/ubuntu quantal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/graysky.list # apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FF7F9516 # apt-get update # apt-get install profile-cleaner
To add the PPA (personal package archive) to your Ubuntu (packages available for Lucid and newer) system, and to install psd:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graysky/utils $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install profile-cleaner
If you are interested in packaging psd for your favorite distro, please contact me.
- parallel (new dependency)
Sample Output and Results Using an "Uncleaned" Firefox Profile:
Size before: 154.17 Mbytes Size after: 99.11 Mbytes $ profile-cleaner f /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/cookies.sqlite reduced by .87 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/signons.sqlite reduced by .41 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/downloads.sqlite reduced by .56 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/chromeappsstore.sqlite reduced by .03 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/urlclassifier3.sqlite reduced by 43.10 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/formhistory.sqlite reduced by .11 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/addons.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/permissions.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/content-prefs.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/extensions.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/webappsstore.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/OfflineCache/index.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/search.sqlite reduced by 0 Mbytes /home/facade/.mozilla/firefox/zee52krz.default/places.sqlite reduced by 9.98 Mbytes firefox profile reduced by 55.06 Mbytes
28-Nov-2012 Profile-cleaner has been rewritten to use GNU Parallel for processing.
Here is a contrived example syncing 6 firefox profiles comparing the classical version of Profile-cleaner which used for loops to process profiles to the new version:
- There are a total of 312 M in the 6 "dirty" profiles.
- Test machine is an Intel 3770K @ 4.50 GHz.
- After cleaning there is a total of 213 M in the 6 "clean" profiles.
new 4.07s user 0.42s system 318% cpu 1.411 total
old 8.15s user 0.43s system 95% cpu 8.942 total
Your mileage may vary.