Where can I find more detailed descriptions of what each option does?


The descriptions in the BleachBit UI are very vague. Where can I find more detailed descriptions?

For example, under Deep scan > Temporary files, it says "Delete the temporary files" which doesn't mean much. What files are considered temporary (ie. files ending with ~)? I know the Deep scan > Backup files deletes at least *.bak files which I didn't actually want so I just disabled that option completely.

There's also a setting that seemed to kill off my backup cron job that tars and compresses some folders. For now, I run the BleachBit cron job before I run my backup one.

I'm using BleachBit 1.0 under Xubuntu 12.04.3.

Thank you.

In my opinion the descriptions given by BleachBit are more precise than other cleaner applications, but I do understand what you mean.

If you want more detail, I suggest either looking at the cleaner definitions (which are almost always XML files written in the CleanerML markup language) or asking in the forum.

In the case of deepscan, the definitions are in deepscan.xml. For backups it basically removes files that end with .bak or a tilde (~).

Andrew, lead developer

Thanks, I haven't used any other cleaner besides BleachBit so I can't say if the descriptions are better or not.

I'll look at the XML files to get a better understanding of what is being cleaned. I'm not an XML expert but I should get a general idea of what's going on.

Thank you.