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Old 11-27-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
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Computer Janitor for Mandriva

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and easily guards your privacy. Erase cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, remove unused localizations, shred logs, and delete temporary files. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, etc.


The following changes have been made since 0.8.1:

* Securely wipe filenames when deleting individual files and directories
* More securely wipe filenames when wiping free disk space
* Expand and fix vacuuming Google Chrome 7
* Specific to Linux bonus pack (separate download)
o Fix bonus pack not installing on Ubuntu 10.10
o Clean Xfce xfrun4 command history (thanks to nodiscc)
o Clean Battle for Wesnoth (thanks to Thibault Févry)
* Specific to Windows
o Fix bug starting on Windows XP with language set to non-English
o Delete form history in Internet Explorer 7 and 8
o Delete user assist history: it is included in Windows Explorer - Most Recently Used.
o Clean WinZip (thanks to Jack Williams)
o Clean TortoiseSVN (thanks to Jack Williams )
* Specific to web
o New documentation: Shred files and wipe disks
read more about how to install..
Old 11-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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sorry for my rudeness but I don't see any use for it on Mandriva ?
what does it do?
if i wanted to delete cookies the browser its self can do it easy enough from preferences or options my systems been running that long I have to reinstall just to have the latest version but its working fine so i still haven't got around to it
Old 11-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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If you click the link for installation instruction, then click read more on the WordPress page it takes you to a Mandriva Backport site.

Though as this is not Mandriva specific, I have moved this thread to Linux-News.
Old 11-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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Besides, can't you move /tmp and /var/tmp to RAM disks anyway? This will make sure that *ALL* temporary files are deleted upon computer shutdown.
Old 11-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mecelec415 View Post
if i wanted to delete cookies the browser its self can do it easy enough from preferences
BleachBit is a central, organized system to clean almost 100 applications from a single place. BleachBit even does things the original applications cannot do such

1. clean from the command line (or crontab)

2. secure shredding

3. vacuuming (to improve performance and free disk space without deleting data)

4. delete localizations better than localepurge

5. Delete certain data that the application won't let you delete such as Firefox session restore and Firefox DOM Storage "HTML 5 cookies" (?)

See the BleachBit features page for more

Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
Besides, can't you move /tmp and /var/tmp to RAM disks anyway?

This will make sure that *ALL* temporary files are deleted upon computer shutdown
No, run a preview in BleachBit and you will see 99% of the files it finds are not in /tmp or /var/tmp.
Old 11-30-2010, 09:04 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
Besides, can't you move /tmp and /var/tmp to RAM disks anyway?
For /tmp, that's a good practice but having /var/tmp backed by ram or anything non persistent would break Unix / Linux standards. /var/tmp must not be (blindly) cleared when the OS is rebooted.
Old 12-08-2010, 02:35 AM   #7
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Thanks XavieP, nice spotting.

With mandy we have sweeper, that is supposed to be a cleaner for the file system, but mostly,



I apologise, I've just found that's a KDE program. Nice for me, but....

Sweeper helps to clean unwanted traces the user leaves on the system.

The latest stable release is version 1.5, included in KDE Applications 4.5. Sweeper is a free and open source software, available for Linux and similar operating systems under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.

Last update: 2009-01-15
Sweeper offers you two big advantages

* It can regain disk space
* It can remove evidence of your activities on a computer that is shared

To do this it removes, with your agreement

* Saved clipboard contents
* Recent Documents
* Recent Applications
* Run command history
* Your thumbnail cache

It also cleans up your web activity, removing, if required

* Cookies and cookie policy
* Web history and cache
* "Favourite" Icons
* Form completion entries

You can elect to remove any or all of these. You decide the balance between convenience and privacy.
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Regards Glenn


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