How To Install BleachBit 1.6 On Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Via PPA

Hello Linux Geeksters. 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.

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The latest version available is BleachBit 1.6. For a list of changes and improvements, see the release notes.

  • Google Chrome: fix error “Favicons is version 29”
  • Google Chrome: clean application cache directory.
  • Google Chrome and Chromium: in the Preferences (JSON) file clean a list of HTTP servers that used SPDY, which can be used to track servers to which the browser was connected
  • Firefox: clean more session restore files
  • Firefox: clean bookmark backups using a new option called Backup.
  • The auto-hide option, which was removed in version 1.0, is available again.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Google Chrome: delete Sync Data Backup
    • Chromium: delete application cache directory
    • Print a message when root account is being cleaned to avoid confusion
    • Whitelist more KDE IPC files under /tmp/ to fix problem launching BleachBit as root

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In this article I will show you how to install BleachBit 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.

Because it is available via PPA, installing BleachBit 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the bleachbit package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bleachbit

Optional, to remove Bleachbit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit

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