3 of the best free alternatives to Ccleaner on Linux


If you have been migrating from Windows, I am almost sure that you know, have listened to or have used CCleaner which is one of the optimizers and system cleaners. CCleaner, a powerful and popular cleaner for Windows that searches for and deletes junk files, private information like browsing cache and history, freeing up space and more.

Let me tell you stop In the case of Linux things are a bit different since temporary files are deleted in most Linux distributions. Even if we have several tools to clean our equipment.



BleachBit is a free and open source disk space cleaner, is written in the Python programming language and uses PyGTK, this is a privacy manager and system optimizer.

Helps clean your system, freeing up disk space, reducing backup time and improving overall system performance.

It also helps you maintain privacy by shredding files (any type of file) to safely hide its contents and prevent data recovery, and overwrites free disk space to safely hide previously deleted files.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Identification and removal of web cache, HTTP cookies, URL history, temporary file log files and Flash cookies for Firefox, Opera, Safari, APT, Google Chrome and more.
  • Removing unused localizations (also called locale files) that are software translations
  • Shred files and erase unallocated disk space to minimize data retentivity
  • It has the option of being able to clean the unallocated disk space to improve the data compression ratio for disk image backups
  • Command line interface for scripting automation and various operations.


Flint GUI

FSlint is a free, open source, simple and easy to use application to find and clean various types of files on a Linux file system. It has a GTK + GUI and command line interface that lets you allows to automate certain operations through scripts.

Helps to remove duplicate files on Linux, find and delete empty directories, unused temporary files, unwanted and troublesome errors in files and file names, bad symbolic links, keeping your system clean.

After doing all the above operations, you will reclaim the disk space that was being stored by unnecessary and unwanted files residing on your file system.

Among the outstanding tasks that we can perform with FSlint such as find or delete we find:

  • Installed packages
  • Wrong names
  • Wrong IDs
  • Name clashes
  • Empty directories
  • Binaries with debugging information
  • Blanks

Stacer System Cleaner


Stacer is a free open source system optimization tool for Linux systems, with an elegant and intuitive GUI. Comes with useful features that you would expect from a system optimizer and resource monitor real-time system cleaner, like a system cleaner.

Your dashboard is beautifully designed and gives you access to a wealth of system information; allows you to clear app caches, analyze system startup, start / stop system services, and even more uninstall apps. Plus, it perfectly matches the look and feel of the preconfigured system.

Between The main features of Stacer are:

  • Intuitive and attractive interface.
  • It has a Dashboard that indicates the use of our CPU, Memory, Disk and the general information of our equipment and operating system.
  • Possibility to scan and clean files from our Apt Caché, Crash Reports, System Logs, App Caché.
  • It allows you to choose which applications and services to run when your operating system starts up.
  • It gives us the functionality to activate and deactivate services quickly and easily.
  • Equipped with an excellent one-click package uninstaller.

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