In this tutorial, we will show you how to install BleachBit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, BleachBit is software that can be used to optimize your PC’s performance and free up disk space. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the BleachBit clean your system and free disk space on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install BleachBit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing BleachBit on Ubuntu 20.04.
By default, BleachBit is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest
.deb package of BleachBit from the official page:
Then, run the following commands to and install the BleachBit package:
sudo dpkg -i bleachbit_4.4.2-0_all_ubuntu2004.deb
If you get a dependency error while installing the
.deb packages, you can run the following command to fix it:
sudo apt install -f
Step 3. Accessing BleachBit on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> BleachBitor launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed BleachBit. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the BleachBit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official BleachBit website.