Delete uneeded xorg drivers

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I would like Bleachbit to be able to remove unneeded xorg log files:

for example, I only need, and will never need anything else but my integrated Intel driver.
There is a ton of useless drivers that for my system I will never use.

VLC media player?


I'm not seeing it--is there a way to get BleachBit to clean VLC's history? I'm running Linux.

Delete old Linux Kernels

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It would be nice if BleachBit could remove old Kernels which are not automatically removed with

sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get clean

that cleans additionally several 100MB in the most cases.

Old Kernels can automatically removed with:
sudo dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge

Perhaps its possible to add this to BleachBit.


locales install ignore prefix

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When installing bleachbit to /usr/local the locales are put in /usr/share instead of /usr/local/share

busybox swapoff

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When using busybox swapoff the "-v" switch is not supported.

Work around:
sudo sed -i 's!, "-v"!!' /usr/local/share/bleachbit/

Security concerns for updates...

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Very fine software.

I have an important security concern I'm hoping you can help solve.

Question 1:
How can I be sure the .xml updates are legitimate and from you,
what checks are in place? Is there a method to verify the updates via hash or key or otherwise?

Question 2:
Can I accept 'all' updates at once without having to click OK to each one?

Thank you much.

Clear Nautilus (Linux, GNOME) history?

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Can the next version implement a feature to clear out the Nautilus history, such as recently browsed directories? Currently, Bleachbit only seems to clear out recently used files and applications, but leaves the folder history untouched. I use openSUSE (GNOME) and Linux Mint (GNOME, based on Ubuntu).

heads up on 0.7.0 and Dropbox (nautilus-dropbox) daemon


This did not happen until 0.7.0 came out so I am certain that there is something in the newly added clean-up features that erases the components that are Dropbox daemon. I have not yet isolated the problem, but if you use Dropbox automatic file backup utility (, you may want to unselect the newly added features such as Deep Scan. Otherwise next time you try to link Dropbox to your harddrive it will have to download and reinstall the daemon. In any case files saved in your Dropbox directory (usually /home/you/Dropbox/) remain intact.

Using Bleachbit in a shell script


I moved the topic here from the forum at

andrewziem wrote:


Regarding "bleachbit --user xyz" you can try this command

HOME=/home/bob sudo bob --delete firefox.cache

When run as root, that changes the HOME variable to /home/bob, changes to the
user bob, and runs the command.


Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't got round to trying out the CLI until now.

I set up a shell script as follows:

cd $HOME
bleachbit --delete evolution.cache

Which option cleans the desktop?

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A option in the program which i can't find always sort of cleans the desktop.

This means after running Bleachbit and restarting all the desktop icons and custom emblems will be reset.

Original size, original icon, original position sorted by name. I just want to get a quick answer on what to disable for this so i don't have to restart hundreds of times to test out all the options.

Other than this small issue, the program works like a charm. I'm grateful to have found this program in the first place


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