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The proto clean command can be used to uninstall stale and unused tools or plugins. By default, it will remove items that haven't been used in the last 30 days.

$ proto clean

Furthermore, the command can be used to purge a tool, which will remove it entirely from proto, or purge all downloaded plugins.

# Delete node from proto
$ proto clean --purge node

# Delete all plugins
$ proto clean --purge-plugins


  • --days - Number of days before a tool is considered stale.
  • --purge - Purge and delete the installed tool by ID (~/.proto/tools/<id>).
  • --purge-plugins - Purge and delete all downloaded plugins (~/.proto/plugins).
  • --yes - Avoid and confirm all prompts.