BleachBit – CCleaner Alternative for Linux

BleachBit – CCleaner Alternative for Linux

On Linux, good alternative to CCleaner is BleachBit. BleachBit analyses and deletes junk files, temporary files, Browsers history, cache and free up disc space. BleachBit is a free, open source and light-weight program to clean up system space and helps maintaining privacy by deleting sensitive data. It is easy to use BleachBit as it just takes one click in analyzing and deleting trash of your system.

Comparing with Windows, Linux does not have that much trash to clean up but BleachBit does not only deletes system data but also other applications data like Web browsers and so on. Windows creates more junk than Linux so deleting through BleachBit on Linux does not take much time. BleachBit does not automatically select the type of files to be deleted and you need to manually select the files to be deleted. It informs you when you make selection that require much time, for example deep scan the system for unimportant files.

You can analyze the size of unimportant files on the system with one click. Click ‘preview’ and scan will be started. BleachBit analysis includes all data that is to be deleted (according to BleachBit) but Linux system does not permit to delete all data. So when you click Clean, it can only delete the data that system allowed to delete. For example in left image data analyzed to be deleted is 1.05GB but system allowed to delete 318.5MB data.

How To Install BleachBit On Linux : BleachBit is available in most of Linux distributions’ repository so you can simply install it from Software manager. Remember to check BleachBit version before you install. Latest version is 1.6 if you 1.6 in the system repository then install it. Otherwise for Latest version move down this page to install.

  • Start Software Center from Dash or Start menu (if other Linux distros)
  • Search for BleachBit in search tool right in above corner and install BleachBit.

 If you don’t have latest version in system repository, then you can download .deb file from official website for latest version for any Linux distribution. Open .deb file with software manager and install it.

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