BleachBit 0.8.0 released

BleachBit 0.8.0 adds a whitelisting feature, adds a Faroese and Tamil translations, and updates 17 other translations


October 5, 2010: BleachBit 0.8.1 has been released.


The following changes have been made since 0.7.4:

  • Add whitelisting feature, so certain files and folders are not modified. Setup your whitelist in the preferences dialog. The whitelist feature supports all the standard operations including delete, shred, truncate, and vacuum, but it doesn't affect files deleted by third-party software (yum and apt). Files that are whitelisted are clearly marked in the BleachBit log.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Delete recent documents in GNOME 2.28 - 2.30 (e.g., Ubuntu Karmic Kaola, Lucid Lynx, Fedora 13).
    • Use GTK+ Recent Manager to purge recent documents list.
    • Support Thunderbird 3 as found on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04.
    • Introduce .rpm package for Fedora 13 (Goddard).
  • Specific to Windows
    • Avoid triggering a false positive in BitDefender Antivirus 2010.


The new whitelist preferences dialog (shown on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx):

BleachBit 0.8.0 - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Whitelisting Feature preferences

The new whitelist feature is causing one of these files to be skipped:

BleachBit 0.8.0 - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Whitelisting Feature blocks one file


  • Add Faroese translation thanks to Gunleif Joensen.
  • Add Tamil translation thanks to Ramesh.
  • Update Arabic thanks to someone.
  • Update Catalan thanks to esborraran.
  • Update Chinese thanks to 英华.
  • Update Czech thanks to Roman Horník.
  • Update French thanks to Nicolas Delvaux and Etienne Savard.
  • Update German thanks to Jan-Christoph Borchardt and MixCool.
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Indonesian thanks to ivan90112 and Waluyo Adi Siswanto.
  • Update Italian thanks to Sergio Zanchetta.
  • Update Japanese thanks to Yuki Kodama and Toshiharu Kudoh.
  • Update Norwegian Bokmal thanks to Simen Heggestøyl.
  • Update Polish thanks to Dariusz Jakoniuk.
  • Update Romanian thanks to Lucian Adrian Grijincu.
  • Update Russian thanks to Artem Karimov and Oleg Koptev.
  • Update Serbian thanks to Anaximandar, Milan Masic, and Данило Шеган.
  • Update Slovak thanks to milboy and Roman Horník.
  • Update Turkish thanks to Ekrem Kocadere and Murat Bişkin.

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Known issues

Wiping memory and swap is currently experimental. It should always wipe 100% of the swap, but it may not wipe 100% of the physical memory. Before using this option, close all other running applications because they may be automatically killed by Linux.


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