The version of BleachBit in the repositories of many Linux distributions is often stale, so to use the best and latest version, use the packages below. Select the .deb or .rpm package for the most similar Linux distribution.
BleachBit 1.8 released, Install on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana BleachBit 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. 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. Features at a glance Key features include the ability to free cache, delete logs, shred temporary files, clear Internet history, delete cookies, as well as to discard junk. It supports cleaning of over 1000 applications at the same time, and features a simple graphical user interface with clearly labeled options for safe wiping. Before starting the cleaning operation, the user must set up some basic settings, such as to check periodically for software updates, start the application when the computer starts, overwrite files to hide content. In addition, you can also add custom file and folders for deletion, choose writable folders for each drive for which to overwrite free space, delete extra languages from the system, as well as to add file and folders that you don't want BleachBit to delete. 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. 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: to install/update BleachBit 1.8 on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands: For both 32 bit and 64 bit systems: $ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1504.deb $ sudo dpkg -i 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: to install/update BleachBit 1.8 on ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands: For both 32 bit and 64 bit systems: $ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1410.deb $ sudo dpkg -i bleachbit_1.8_all_ubuntu1410.deb