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bleachbit - Delete unnecessary files from the system


bleachbit [options] cleaner.option1 [cleaner.option2 ...]


BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. It wipes clean Bash, Beagle, Epiphany, Firefox, Flash, Java, KDE,, Opera, RealPlayer, rpmbuild, VIM, XChat, and more.

This is the command line interface for BleachBit.


show this help message and exit
list cleaners
run cleaners to delete files and make other permanent changes
set log level to verbose
log debug messages to file
shred specific files or folders
show system information
launch the graphical interface
preview files to be deleted and other changes
use options set in the graphical interface
wipe free space in the given paths
output version information and exit
overwrite files to hide contents


This manual page is Copyright © 2019 Hugo Lefeuvre <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

October 2019 bleachbit