How to find and remove junk files from failed updates?
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How can I find and remove junk files accumulated during failed updates?

I don't know my way around the terminal environment or Linux commands, so seeking recommendations of a file manager.

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What do you mean by junk files and what kind of failure do you mean? I don't think pacman writes any temporary files that keep lingering on the system somewhere. It does however cache downloaded packages (in /var/chache/pacman/pkg/), but for a reason. Check out the Arch wiki for more details and instructions on how to clean the cache. After a failed update, just try updating again. It might be another problem if the update was interrupted by external causes like power loss.
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I experienced a crash during updating. Before the crash, I was told that I had 750mb available space. Screen went black, device became hot. I was only able to remove the battery to get the device working again.

After restarting, I was told I had zero bytes free space... so my conclusion is, I've accumulated some cache junk prior to the crash.
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Why not study a Manjaro Wiki:
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title..._the_Cache
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(10-22-2021, 02:05 AM)acrux Wrote: Why not study a Manjaro Wiki:
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title..._the_Cache

Thanks. From the link you provided, this command worked well and cleared 1.5 GB of space for me. Evidently, it removes all packages, apart from the last 3 versions:

Code:
paccache -rvk3
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