If you have a habit of storing all your temporary files on your desktop (or any other folder) and forgot to remove them later, or if you use a device to store your backups, you will find that your computer get filled up easily with tons of files that you have no use for. Once that happens, cleaning up your computer becomes a tedious task and a troublesome chores. Here’s a quick and easy way to watch a folder for old files and delete them automatically.

Using a filesystem, like as limit-fs, that automatically check the used space and clean the oldest files if the space is about to saturate.

Use limit-fs is really simple, if the directory where you use to save backups or temporary files is ~/backups you will mount the filesystem over there by:

$ limit-fs ~/backups

Don't worry about what already was in the folder, all contents already present before mounting will remains at the same place.

You can specify some options to control the behavior, check limit-fs github page for more information.