# Remove giant LaTeX TeXlive doc files to free disk space in Linux

With less than 10% free on an old SSD, I used

``````ncdu
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to find that one of the largest directories was for TeXlive documentation. It’s important to keep at least 10% of SSD space free to avoid excess wear. On HDD it’s also important to keep at least 10% free space to avoid excess fragmentation.

Using Synaptic, I highlighted everything using search term `texlive-doc`. This also removes `texlive-full` but with no detriment to texlive working.

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