How to install BleachBit on Debian 8.3

How to install BleachBit on Debian 8.3

BleachBit is an open source application which quickly cleans and free the hard disk space from the system and also shield the user's privacy. It is used to delete all traces of installing and uninstalling software while browsing the internet. This tutorial covers the installtion procedure of BleachBit on Debian 8.3.


Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, first add the repo and open the sources.list configuration file using the nano command and execute it. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

The sources.list file opens. Add these two lines at the end of the file. Save and exit from the file. 

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie main

Next update the apt source using the apt-get update command and run it. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign jessie InRelease         
Hit jessie Release.gpg        
Hit jessie Release
Hit jessie/main amd64 Packages  
Hit jessie/main Translation-en                 
Ign stable InRelease                              
Get:2 jessie-updates/main Sources [15.5 kB]
Get:3 jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]
Get:4 jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [7,900 B]
Get:5 jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]
Get:6 jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]
Get:7 jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B]
Hit stable Release.gpg                                  
Hit stable Release                                      
Hit stable/main amd64 Packages                          
Hit stable/contrib amd64 Packages                       
Hit stable/non-free amd64 Packages                      
Hit stable/contrib Translation-en                      
Hit stable/main Translation-en                          
Hit stable/non-free Translation-en                       
Fetched 171 kB in 8s (19.2 kB/s)                                              
Reading package lists... Done

Install the BleachBit package using the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install bleachbit
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  bleachbit menu
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 641 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,830 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 stable/main menu amd64 2.1.47 [381 kB]
Get:2 stable/main bleachbit all 1.4-1 [260 kB]  
Fetched 641 kB in 36s (17.6 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package menu.
(Reading database ... 181674 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../archives/menu_2.1.47_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking menu (2.1.47) ...
Selecting previously unselected package bleachbit.
Preparing to unpack .../bleachbit_1.4-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking bleachbit (1.4-1) ...
Processing triggers for install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-6) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Setting up menu (2.1.47) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...
Setting up bleachbit (1.4-1) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...

Once the package has been installed, click the activities window and type BleachBit package and run the application. 
activities window

The Application is running successfully. Now the user can use the application to free cache, delete cookies, clear internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk.BleachBit

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? BleachBit also includes features like shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to erase the trace of the deleted applications.

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