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Simple script to vacuum and reindex sqlite databases used by Firefox and by Chrome/Chromium.

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Profile-cleaner

Use profile-cleaner to reduce the size of browser profiles by organizing their sqlite databases using sqlite3's vacuum and reindex functions. The term "browser" is used loosely since profile-cleaner happily works on some email clients and newsreaders too.

Supported Browsers

  • Aurora
  • Brave (stable, beta, dev and nightly) (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brave-bin)
  • Chromium (stable, beta, and dev)
  • Conkeror
  • Falkon
  • Firefox (stable, beta, and aurora)
  • Google-chrome (stable, beta, and dev)
  • Heftig's version of Aurora (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117157)
  • Icedove
  • Inox (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=198763)
  • Midori
  • Palemoon
  • Qupzilla
  • Seamonkey
  • Thunderbird
  • Tor-browser
  • Vivaldi (stable and snapshot)

Packages by Distro

  • logoArch via the official package in [community]
  • logoChakra: in the CCR
  • logoDebian: See instruction below
  • logoGentoo: See instructions below
  • logoMint: See instruction below
  • logoNixOS: in the official repos
  • logoSlackware: on slackbuilds
  • logoUbuntu: See instructions below
  • logoVoid: in the Void repos

Debian Users

To add the PPA (personal package archive) to your Debian (tested on squeeze) system, and to install psd, do the following as the root user:

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

Gentoo Users

Profile cleaner is in the main repo:

emerge -av app-admin/profile-cleaner

Mint Users

To add the PPA (personal package archive) to your Mint system (tested on 14.1), and to install psd:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graysky/utils
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install profile-cleaner

Ubuntu Users

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

Other Distros

If you are interested in packaging psd for your favorite distro, please contact me.

Dependencies

  • bash
  • bc
  • findutils
  • sqlite
  • parallel

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

Speed Comparison

28-Nov-2012 Profile-cleaner has been rewritten to use GNU Parallel for processing.

Here is a contrived example cleaning 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.

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