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Bleachbit System Cleaner 2.0 released. How to install BleachBit on Ubuntu, via Command Line. BleachBit is a CCleaner for Linux Ubuntu Systems.

Bleachbit can be used to free disk space, reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files. It improves system performance and prepares whole disk images for compression (common for “ghost” backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space.

BleachBit 2.0 Changes

These are the changes in the latest version:

  • Add drag-and-drop support (thanks to contractor Pavel). Try dropping files onto the main application window.
  • Fix preservation of thumbnails on Google Chrome and Chromium .
  • Fix error Favicons is version 36 or 38 when cleaning Google Chrome and Chromium.
  • Clean site engagement history on Google Chrome and Chromium.
  • Enable secure delete for SQLite.
  • Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_favicons for some Firefox profiles.
  • Use HTTPS encryption when automatically checking for software updates.
  • The bleachbit.org web site requires HTTPS encryption.
  • Specific to Linux

    • Add journald cleaner (thanks to tstenner).
    • Add software categories to bleachbit.desktop (thanks to Hugo Lefeuvre).
    • Add appdata.xml file for Linux app stores (thanks to Mailaender).
    • Call apt-get command for apt clean to respect the dpkg lock (reported by Danilo Piazzalunga).
    • Whitelist Bluetooth daemon (reported by Timo Ollech).
    • Fix error when cleaning APT autoremove (reported by vladislavyuzbekov).
    • Fix purging of GTK recently used resources list.
    • Use XDG base directory specification in cleaners (thanks to Alexander Schlarb).
    • Resolve symlink for checking whitelist (repored by Vladimir Chapaikin).
    • Rename the XChat cleaner to Hexchat (thanks to ROCKNROLLKID).
    • On Debian/Ubuntu switch from su-to-root to PolicyKit (thanks in part to Martin Cigorraga).
    • Improve Liferea cleaner (reported by Theatre-X).
    • Add Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04 .deb packages
    • Add Fedora 25 and 26 .rpm packages
    • Add OpenSUSE Leap 42.x .rpm packages
    • Drop packages for EOL distributions.
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Ubuntu users can download the latest version of Bleachbit from the following location https://www.bleachbit.org/download/linux and install it manually.