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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu - Bleachbit

    BleachBit also has a command line interface for scripting (which can be put in rc.local too). For example:


    bleachbit --delete firefox.cookies firefox.cache
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    [ubuntu] Re: Schedule bleachbit ? Options from GUI ?

    BleachBit has a documented CLI option --preset which uses the options selected in the GUI. Use it with caution in case you ever choose new options.
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Is bleach Bit the safest way to clean up unwanted files?

    BleachBit is pretty safe. As a new user, you may want to avoid cleaning free disk space, localizations, and APT. Also pay attention to any warnings that popup as you check a box to clean.
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    [ubuntu] Re: BleachBit deleted drive to wireless

    BleachBit version 0.8.8 doesn't do anything with your network or wireless. It does clean apt, but that's the same basically as running 'apt-get clean' or 'apt-get autoremove' and, again, won't cause...
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    [SOLVED] Re: / root full after bleachbit cleanup

    "Wipe free disk space" is used to hide traces of previously deleted files, and its method is to fill the disk with an unnamed, temporary file. Whether BleachBit terminates normally or abruptly, the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: BleachBit - Can't Wipe Free Space

    jrd43 : If the drive has a FAT32 file system, BleachBit 0.8.8 won't wipe more than ~2GB. BleachBit 0.8.8 works better with modern file systems such as ext3, ext4, NTFS, etc.

    A future version may...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Running BleachBit as Root?

    The Ubuntu 11.04 repo has BleachBit 0.8.7, and if I remember right, there are two issues with the 0.8.7 in the Natty repo. One problem is something related to sudo changed from 10.10 to 11.04 which...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bleachbit Automation?

    Sorry, too much going on.

    The package in Ubuntu has a different (or broken) loader which may interfere with the CLI. If you get the package from http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net, it works...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bleachbit Automation?

    You should ask in a public forum instead of an IM

    http://ubuntuforums.org/
    http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/forum
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu Software Center not listing any packages

    The bookmarks used to be erased by the option Firefox - Places (which also deleted URL history), but this feature was removed in BleachBit version 0.8.5.

    Other than that, most users can avoid...
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    [ubuntu] Re: natty - cannot start bleachbit as root

    BleachBit 0.8.8 beta 2 supports Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) running as administrator. Version 0.8.7 is allergic to a change in Ubuntu 11.04 (through it worked fine in 10.10).
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Not possible to install, remove or upgrade software

    BleachBit or Ubuntu Tweak? BleachBit upstream package only requires 'menu' and not the Linux kernel headers. If you think it is BleachBit, please post the terminal output.

    By the way, there is a...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: firefox 4 takes forever to load initially?

    Vacuuming is the part of BleachBit is the most likely to speed up Firefox. Another option is disabling Firefox extensions. A third option is diagnostic: temporarily disable the Firefox profile with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bleachbit Automation?

    ChrisWells: that starts the GUI (but doesn't automatically clean anything). It's useful to remind you to use it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bleachbit Automation?

    Have you seen BleachBit: Documentation: Command Line Interface? It even has a section on cron
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    [ubuntu] Re: how do you wipe free space in ubuntu?

    There is no credible evidence that any data overwritten a single time can ever be recovered by anyone in any way. The only exception is that overwriting free disk space doesn't overwrite all data...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Using secure-delete

    Recent versions of BleachBit include a file shredder which has an easy-to-use GUI (great for noobs) for shredding arbitrary files (just like shred in secure-delete).

    IIRC, BleachBit 0.8.0 in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: root is getting smaller and smaller

    Here are some suggestions in order of likeliness to help (#1 is my best suggestion)

    1. Try using Disk Usage Analyzer (aka Baobab) to find where most of the space is being used.


    2. Try this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is cp /dev/zero bigfile safe?

    You are thinking of

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/bigfile bs=1M count=100000 && rm /tmp/bigfile

    You would need to do this for each partition (maybe / and /home, for example) and maybe the swap...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shred a folder?

    BleachBit 0.8.x has a menu option for deleting files anywhere (it lets you browse), and 0.8.3 (due soon) adds a menu option for deleting whole folders (including subdirectories).



    It's a myth...
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    [all variants] Re: overwrite unused disk space with zeros

    Yes, unmount the disk, run dd (not against /dev/sda!), and then re-mount it.



    This is similar to the (overwrite) 'free disk space' feature in BleachBit, but BleachBit fills the last byte and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: file cleaner for ubuntu/linux

    You should never check options you don't understand, but each option is clearly labeled with a name and a verbose description. Options that are most likely to cause regret (e.g., removing the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: delete ubuntu without traces

    Multiple passes are not better than a single pass



    Random data is not better than zeros, and zeros make the drive blank (as if it were never used) rather than implying you are trying to hide...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Good free shredder for 10.10

    BleachBit has a GUI shredder for those who don't like the shred command line interface. In the BleachBit file menu, there is an option to shred any file (such as an OpenOffice.org document) anywhere...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cleaning/Maintaining Ubuntu Linux??? How??

    There are temporary files stored in all sorts of application-specific places. Here are a few examples

    1. Firefox and Google Chrome don't store cache under /tmp.

    2. Many people consider the...
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