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Notes: lostfiles is mentioned in List of Applications/Utilities#Package management, this article doesn't add anything more, except for the announcement at the bottom about Graysky's adoption; once this will be old news, this page could just redirect to List of Applications/Utilities#Package management, unless some useful content is added meanwhile. (Discuss in Talk:Lostfiles#)

Lostfiles is a script for detecting orphaned files (files which are not owned by any Arch Linux packages).

An AUR package has been created for easy and convenience: lostfilesAUR

The script generates a list of all files owned by installed packages and compares that against all files on the root filesystem showing the user the difference, i.e. files on the filesystem that are not owned by a package. Users can inspect the output and choose to leave any orphans alone or to backup and delete them.

On 26-Oct-2013, User:Graysky assumed the duty of maintainer for the script, hosting it in this public github repo; any user wishing to modify the code is encouraged to submit a pull request.