CCleaner is a well-known software that Windows users are sure to know. But for those who don't use Microsoft's operating system, too there are very interesting alternatives like Bleachbit. If you don't know CCleaner either, I can tell you that it is a program to erase useless data from your computer and basically free up space, although CCleaner also includes other registry maintenance options, speed up the system startup by controlling the services that are loaded, etc.
With Bleachbit you can free up space on your hard drive deleting unnecessary files such as browsing history, cookies, records of certain programs, cache, log files, temporary files, and a long etc. If your hard drive is not too big or if you need a few extra MBs (or GBs depending on the number of files you delete), Bleachbit will be a good travel companion for you and your Linux distribution.
Its operation does not have to be explained, since it cannot be simpler. It has a very simple and simple graphical interface, where everything you want to clean appears in a column on the left and you select everything you want to delete. Then you click on the Delete button and wait for the program to delete everything and show the number of deleted files and the hard disk space that it has freed.
To be able to install on your Linux distribution, The steps are the following:
- Access the official website of this project and download it. You can choose from a multitude of different distributions, so you will surely find yours in a specific package for it. In Ubuntu, Debian and other derivatives, for example, you can also choose "sudo apt-get install bleachbit", but from this website you can also download it and then install it with the package manager of your distro ...
- Now, depending on the distro you have and the downloaded package, you can install and run it.
Being an open source software, you can also download the source code to compile and install it from sources, this can work universally for any distro, and for that, download the tarball from here and later:
tar xvjf bleachbit-1.10.tar.bz2 cd bleachbit-1.10 python bleachbit.py