Monday, February 23, 2009

BleachBit 0.4.0 released

Version 0.4.0 is a major release of BleachBit, the file and privacy cleaner for Linux. BleachBit aims to be an easy, advanced, and smart way to clean junk including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, and temporary files.


The following changes are included since 0.3.2:

  • Introduce CleanerML (Cleaner Markup Language), an XML-based system for easily creating ne cleaners.
  • Introduce cleaners for aMSN, CrossOver Chromium (Google Chrome), ELinks, emesene, GL-117, Hippo OpenSim Viewer, Midnight Commander, Recoll, Rhythmbox, Tremulous, Vuze (formerly Azureus), and WINE. Several of these were suggested and researched by juancarlospaco.
  • Enhance Second Life Viewer cleaner to also clean logs.
  • Clarify that favicons will be deleted when deleting Firefox places (bug #328278).
  • Introduce a simple README file.
  • Sort the cleaner tree by the case-insensitive display name instead of an internal code name. For English speakers, this puts non-capitalized cleaners like aMSN in the right place, and for non-English speakers it fixes sorting of non-English cleaner names such as System and Thumbnails.
  • Fix packaging for SLES 9 and SLE 10: they incorrectly required a package not available on those systems.
  • Update translations: Bulgarian (thanks to Svetoslav Stefanov), French (Edouard Marquez), and Spanish (juancarlospaco).
  • Introduce Russian translation thanks to Vadim Peretokin.
  • Introduce installation package for the new Debian Lenny (Debian 5).
BleachBit cleaner 0.4.0 in Russian on Fedora 10 Linux


Download BleachBit now. Installation packages are ready for 19 Linux distributions-versions including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.


  1. There is not a backup option.

  2. Rightman: You want BleachBit to move all files into another directory (like the trashcan), so the delete operation can be undone? That would not free any disk space or improve privacy. You can file the feature request here:

  3. can you include gnome .thumbnails in the cleanup list?

  4. Linz, have you tried the existing thumbnails option? I believe it's the same.


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