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Script to clean up Ubuntu Vagrant box before packaging
# This script zeroes out any space not needed for packaging a new Ubuntu Vagrant base box.
# Run the following command in a root shell:
# bash <(curl -s
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
echo "This script must be run as root"
exit 1
function print_green {
echo -e "\e[32m${1}\e[0m"
print_green 'Clean Apt'
apt-get -y autoremove
aptitude clean
aptitude autoclean
print_green 'Cleanup bash history'
[ -f /root/.bash_history ] && rm /root/.bash_history
[ -f /home/vagrant/.bash_history ] && rm /home/vagrant/.bash_history
print_green 'Cleanup log files'
find /var/log -type f | while read f; do echo -ne '' > $f; done
print_green 'Cleanup cache files'
for i in /home/vagrant/.viminfo /home/root/.viminfo /home/vagrant/.vim/undodir/*; do
[[ -f $i ]] || continue
rm -fr "$i"
echo removed $i
print_green 'Whiteout root'
count=`df --sync -kP / | tail -n1 | awk -F ' ' '{print $4}'`
let count--
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/whitespace bs=1024 count=$count
rm /tmp/whitespace
print_green 'Whiteout /boot'
count=`df --sync -kP /boot | tail -n1 | awk -F ' ' '{print $4}'`
let count--
dd if=/dev/zero of=/boot/whitespace bs=1024 count=$count;
rm /boot/whitespace
print_green 'Whiteout swap'
for swappart in $(grep partition /proc/swaps | awk -F ' ' '{print $1}')
swapoff $swappart
dd if=/dev/zero of=$swappart
mkswap -f $swappart
swapon $swappart
print_green 'Zero out disk'
dd if=/dev/zero of=/EMPTY bs=1M 2>/dev/null
rm -f /EMPTY
print_green 'Vagrant cleanup complete!'
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