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KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-23

http://projects.lanik.org/

KCleaner addon


There are a few cleaning addons, but none clean everything. Some are not maintained and all functions don't work. So I ended up using 3 different cleaning addons. And then I decided to write my own, and add a few things no other cleaning addon has.

For the time being, it cleans:

* Temp/Cache
* Packages
* Thumbnails
* ATV downloaded files
* Addons

There are 9 addons which are cleaned, I tried to find ones that collect the most garbage, temporary files, or just a lot of files over time. These include some that might actually be useful like "ArtistSlideshow" that collects a lot of images. If you need these images, then don't run the Addon cleanup - but anyways they would be downloaded again, so they can be considered cache files.

If you have device that is running low on space, cleaning all the downloaded stuff and cache with a single press can be useful - and about the only option you have!

The list of supported addons:
* WTF
* 4oD
* BBC iPlayer
* Simple Downloader
* ITV
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* ArtistSlideshow
* Titlovi
* Titulky

Apart from cleaning, latest version also has 2 functions to check your repos/addons:

* check if you have any repositories installed that are unnecessary because you don't have any addons from these repositories (you can uninstall them).
* check which addons don't have any repository "linked" to them i.e. because you installed them from a zip file (they won't be updated).

You can run any section separately or everything at once. At the end you will get report with stats how much Mb was recovered and what was cleaned/checked.

In order to install it, first install my REPO: Lanik Repo

Then install add-on, no configuration needed.

This should work on all platforms. Any comments welcome.


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RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-23

v0.3
- Ignore (do not clean) addons selected in settings


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - peppe_sr - 2017-02-24

i will test it and report back


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - peppe_sr - 2017-02-24

used on jarvis (windows10), saved about 1gb of space. cool. thanks!
Peppe


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-24

Wait for the next version, it will save even more Smile


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - MB1968 - 2017-02-25

Great improvement. I'm using animated gif posters and fanarts for my movies. These gif files are stored in the thumbnails folder. I would like to exclude this folder (...\thumbnails\animatedgifs) from being cleaned. Can you add this option (exlude custom folder) to your addon?

The folder:
addondata
user_data
script.artwork.downloader
temp

also contains a lot of jpg files that can be cleaned. Have you added this folder to KCleaner yet?


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - misa - 2017-02-26

Possible to enable / disable on start? So auto clean?


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-26

(2017-02-25, 23:19)MB1968 Wrote: Great improvement. I'm using animated gif posters and fanarts for my movies. These gif files are stored in the thumbnails folder. I would like to exclude this folder (...\thumbnails\animatedgifs) from being cleaned. Can you add this option (exlude custom folder) to your addon?

The folder:
addondata
user_data
script.artwork.downloader
temp

also contains a lot of jpg files that can be cleaned. Have you added this folder to KCleaner yet?

Sure, should not be a problem, I will add it as option in settings to exclude this folder, and will ad temp folder.


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - MB1968 - 2017-02-26

Thanks man.


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-26

(2017-02-26, 09:48)misa Wrote: Possible to enable / disable on start? So auto clean?

Currently it is not running as service, but as a script. It shouldn't be hard to implement but I don't know if it is a good idea - then it would have to be constantly running... will see how best to do this.


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-26

v0.4
- Database compacting

This version can compact all databases in database folder... I tested on Android and Windows dozens of times, but please make a backup of your databases just in case.... Smile


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - Usafle - 2017-02-26

Just installed. No issues to report of. Rolled the dice and selected the "compact database" option without backing up my DB. Kodi didn't implode. Smile

Be great if you added a little notification after cleaning is done to tell you how much space you got back.


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-26

Well, yes, I also do it without backup since the compaction is done through sqllite lib, so my addon has no way of messing things up, but still Smile

Yes, good idea about stats how much space was recovered, even though I expect it will slow down the execution Smile


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - Usafle - 2017-02-26

Your addon kind of reminds me of this app that I use for my Nexus 6.
Not accusing you of anything, just saying.

How much do you think it will slow down the execution? If we are talking like a minute, then yea, not a good idea. But if it's only going to be a couple of seconds longer....


RE: KCleaner (Clean up temporary files & other stuff) - DaLanik - 2017-02-26

Well yes, it performs similar function as that app, no accusation taken - that app is for completely different platform (Android) and this is only for Kodi....

Hard to tell, I have several other things to finish before that, we'll see.... right now I am working on analyzing repositories which are installed in Kodi but Kodi contains no addons from these repos, so they can be removed....