BleachBit 4.2 Released With Enhancements And Bug Fixes

BleachBit is a free and open-source disk space cleaner and computer system optimizer. It helping you get rid of junk files on your machine.

BleachBit is constrained to only delete files that can be safely removed, and it knows where they reside in the file system. It is written in the Python programming language and uses PyGTK. It searches the appropriate locations for you and shows you a preview of what it’s going to delete before it does so.

BleachBit quickly and thoroughly purged files from your system. It is quite easy to select which files to delete and which to avoid, and the previews help ensure that you’re not deleting the wrong things.

BleachBit’s interface is efficient and cleanly configured. It is powerful and easy to use.

BleachBit GUI

This tool categorizes the file types into groups, and you can select or deselect entries in each category. For example, excess files from package managers are good candidates for being purged from your system. However, you’ll only see the apt category when BleachBit is running on Ubuntu and other Debian-derived distributions.

BleachBit changes since version 4.0

  • Add packages for latest Fedora (32 and 33) and Ubuntu (20.04 and 20.10).
  • Clean Chromium when installed as snap
  • Add cleaner for Zoom
  • Add cleaner for Slack messenger
  • Clean more: Firefox bookmarked sites, moz_origins, favicons
  • Add cleaner for Pale Moon
  • Support shredding with deep scan
  • Support advanced searches in deep scan: nregex, wholeregex, and nwholeregex
  • Do not package the unneeded file

For more details check out the Release Notes.

Installing BleachBit

Ubuntu users can use this command:

sudo apt install bleachbit

On Arch Linux or Manjaro, type this:

sudo pacman -Syu bleachbit

On Fedora, the command is:

sudo dnf install bleachbit
Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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