Remove Empty Folders

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Not too familar with current windows. Solely Fedora user. both bare and kvm_guests.

But a cleaner that could remove empty folders.
there is rmdir /pat/to/remove/folders
but what if you have unmounted shares, nfs, cifs etc.
(exlude folders, already included in BB)

I will have a look at cleamer_lm, but not an xml scripter.

This is an interesting idea.

Do you see a special benefit? In general this does little to free disk space or improve privacy. The risk, as you mention, is removing an empty folder that has a special meaning to the system or to an application. A challenge is defining the starting point (say ~ in Linux) and exclusions (like hidden folders).

Today as of BleachBit 0.9.1 CleanerML does not have this capability. For now maybe you can implement this using basic Linux commands like 'find'?

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Andrew, lead developer

To remove the empty folders is very nice idea. But i remember that from a cleaner forum that had disccussed the same idea. But i remeber also many people wrote that it is not %100 safe to remove empty folder. But i don't know the reason technically.

Yes, it seems risky to do over ~ in Linux and c:\users in Windows Vista/7 because applications may break or complain. It should be rather safe to do over My Documents (Windows) and ~/Documents (Linux), but there is not much to be gained in terms of space or privacy.

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Andrew, lead developer