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Script to clean up Ubuntu EC2 instance before packaging as an AMI
#!/bin/bash
# This script cleans up your EC2 instance before baking a new AMI.
# Run the following command in a root shell:
#
# bash <(curl -s https://gist.github.com/justindowning/5921369/raw/ami-clean.sh)
function print_green {
echo -e "\e[32m${1}\e[0m"
}
print_green 'Clean Apt'
apt-get -y autoremove
aptitude clean
aptitude autoclean
print_green 'Remove SSH keys'
[ -f /home/ubuntu/.ssh/authorized_keys ] && rm /home/ubuntu/.ssh/authorized_keys
print_green 'Cleanup log files'
find /var/log -type f | while read f; do echo -ne '' > $f; done
print_green 'Cleanup bash history'
unset HISTFILE
[ -f /root/.bash_history ] && rm /root/.bash_history
[ -f /home/ubuntu/.bash_history ] && rm /home/ubuntu/.bash_history
print_green 'AMI cleanup complete!'
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TropComplique May 26, 2017

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.

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