Install BleachBit Alternative CCleaner and Tuneup Utilities on Linux

How to install BleachBit to clean up disk Space on Linux - When you are browsing the internet, installing and or uninstalling apps, it's  possible that you leave traces everywhere on your system. And it may eat your disk space.

For windows user there's so many application to clean junk files, cookies, cache, temporary files, remove logs likes CCleaner and TuneUp etc. How about Linux? There's BleachBit you can choose.

What is BleachBit?

Bleachbit is an open source application that can quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there.

BleachBit Alternate CCleaner on Linux

Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more.

Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.

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BleachBit Features

BleachBit has many useful features designed to help you easily clean your computer to free space and maintain privacy.
  • Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
  • Multi-platform: Linux and Windows
  • Free of charge
  • Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
  • No adware, spyware, malware, or browser toolbars
  • Translated to 61 languages
  • Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery
  • Shred any file (such as a spreadsheet on your desktop)
  • Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
  • Portable app for Windows: run without installation
  • Command line interface for scripting and automation
  • CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
  • Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 1700+ additional cleaners
  • Frequent software updates with new features

How to Install BleachBit on Ubuntu

BleachBit is available in .deb and .rpm package. So it will make an user easy to install it. Go If you like to install via terminal, here's the command to install Bleachbit for Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint and the derivatives :

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

After finish installing the package, you can now open it via Unity dash or  :


Now you can scan junk files, cookies, cache, temporary files, remove logs to clean up disk space running on your Linux desktop.

How To Use BleachBit

At main window, there are some features such as APT, Browser (installed on your system), Deep Scan etc. Here's the simple guide :
  1. Click at Preview to perform scanning without remove any files. You can use that to make sure no important file before clean
  2. Then click at Clean button
  3. A warning message will pop-up when you click Clean button
  4. Confirm the action by hit Delete button
  5. BleachBit will start remove it for you

That's all I can write about how to install BleachBit as alternate CCleaner to clean up disk space. Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Thanks for visiting us.