BleachBit 1.8 Adds New Features for Cleaning Up Junk Files

BleachBit 1.8 has been recently released, bringing changes.

As you may know, BleachBit is a cleanup program (the Linux equivalent of the CCleaner from Windows), that gets rid of the temporary files on your computer, reduces the number on unnecesary files, in order to increase the free space and the system performance.

The latest version available is BleachBit 1.8, which brings the below changes:

  • In Preferences, there is a new option “Confirm before delete” that disables the confirmation.
  • When BleachBit starts, the window is centered.
  • The tool “Shred Settings and Quit” in the File menu is fixed.
  • Added cleaning for Opera passwords.
  • Shrink storage size of BleachBit icon.
  • Add descriptions to many cleaners.
  • Add a new command line option –debug-log that logs debug messages to a file.
  • Replace hard-coded localizations cleaning system with CleanerML entries.
  • Whitelist /tmp/fsa for FSArchiver.
  • Suppress GTK+ warning in console.

 Install BleachBit on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

BleachBit is not available via any PPA or repository, but the deb packages can be downloaded and installed on Ubuntu and Debian easily.

How to install BleachBit 1.8 on Ubuntu 15.04:

For both 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1504.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1504.deb

Optional, to remove BleachBit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit

How to install BleachBit 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.10:

For both 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1410.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1410.deb

Optional, to remove BleachBit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit

How to install BleachBit 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17.2 Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2:

For both 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1404.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1404.deb

Optional, to remove BleachBit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit

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