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Finding and Reducing Journal Disk Usage

In Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, I ran Disk Usage Analyzer on the root directory. It indicated that /var/log/journal occupied 3.8GB. In response, I ran sudo gedit /etc/systemd/journald.conf and changed two ...
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How to clean /var/cache/apt/archives and install Beachbit

When I try to install bleachbit in ubuntu 20.04.5 after this command $ sudo apt-get install bleachbit I found this error... Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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failure of startup to login screen -18.04

Was using bleach bit to cleanup. PC has very low disk space. Now won't start up and is showing stopping user manager for UID 123. NB: PC shut down unanticipated and now no start up to login.
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Unable to install Bleachbit (or any software) using either command line or Software interface

first time poster but I've been using Linux for a while but I'm far from grasping the operating system. Any time there's an error that pops up when I'm doing stuff, it crashes my brain because I ...
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I have an issue with BleachBit which is displaying an error

Im using ubuntu 20.04. I was playing with Wine trying to run a certain game (but failed). i tried my best to clean my system up by uninstalling all the apt-get i did, and undoing all the the PPA's. ...
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Bleachbit Icons Missing in usr/share/applications on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS

Morning: Recently did a clean install of Lubuntu 18.04.6 LTS and found that the icons for Bleachbit 2.0 (that came with the Bionic install) did not appear under System Tools. When I went into usr/...
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How to always get the latest version of Bleachbit with wget in bash?

To get latest version of BleachBit (for Ubuntu 20.04) we can use the following commands: wget -c https://download.bleachbit.org/bleachbit_4.4.0-0_all_ubuntu2004.deb -O bleachbit.deb dpkg -i bleachbit....
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Blank screen after using Bleachbit's "clear disk space" option - how can I recover?

I was trying to free some space with Bleachbit and I selected the option clear disk space. After a while and making little space free the system hung and started to reboot but suddenly a blank screen ...
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How can i recover ext4 free space after deleting it accidentally?

Hello (sorry if this might seem stupid but I need help).. (Using a Dell Latitude 3510, Core i5, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM and running ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) I accidentally deleted the free disk space while ...
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Bleachbit command not clearing trash

The output of sudo bleachbit --clean system.trash is: Disk space recovered: 0 Files deleted: 0 The rubbish bin does contain items, and are still visible after running the command. Am I using the ...
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I am not able to reach login screen

I was using bleachbit then the system got stuck It was not working I did a force shutdown Now when I reboot I am not able to reach the login screen I entered the tty and found that the system had no ...
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Help Please: Cant boot Ubuntu after bleachbit froze

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I was trying to speedup my lapt so i used bleachbit with the Free Disk Space option enabled, then Gnome locked. And i let it keep working... After 20 min the sytstem was ...
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Two shortcuts for BleachBit are created in "Show Applications" space in Ubuntu 20.04

I installed the BleachBit application from Ubuntu Software on my Ubuntu 20.04. BleachBit installed two shortcuts in the "Show Applications" space. Both the shortcuts open same app. So, my question is ...
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Trouble installing BleachBit

I have ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I'm wanting to get BleachBit and when I try through the command line, I get this error message: Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 168709 files and ...
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BleachBit on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after updating

I run auto clean, clean package list, auto remove, etc, in the top section of bleach bit and sudo apt-get clean after I update ubuntu, will running these commands uninstall the updates, or does it get ...
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Bleachbit on ubuntu 18.04 delete rotated logs-what does this do?

Hi I ran bleachbit on ubuntu 18.04 using the command delete rotated logs-it says on the program that this deletes old system logs-what are these old system logs? does bleachbit delete anything ...
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BleachBit 3.0 does not support Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm trying to update BleachBit 2.0 to 3.0. I've downloaded the .deb package from the official site, but it requires python-scandir. I installed python-scandir from pkgs.org for Debian, and BleachBit ...
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Bleachbit error while runnig as root

I'm getting following 2 errors in bleach bit lately Recent documents list 0 Error: system.memory: Function: Memory Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/bleachbit/Worker.py", line 83,...
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Bleach Bit - How to Wipe Free Space via Command Line?

I'm trying to figure out how to run the "wipe free disk space" via the command line on Ubuntu 16.04 with Bleach Bit. It looks like the bleachbit command utility can only wipe specific caches. Does ...
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bleachbit wiped my free space and now showing 0 byte available

i am using Ubuntu using crouton in Chromebook, i installed bleach bit to delete cache and temp files and it accidentally wiped all my free space which was 7 GB before wiped after running bleach bit ...
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Where is the bleachbit configuration file for root

If I want to edit the bleachbit configuration file for the user, I access: .config/bleachbit/bleachbit.ini If i run bleachbit GUI as root, it has more options than if i run bleachbit as a user. I do ...
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How to use bleachbit to clean other mounted drives and specific folders?

I use bleachbit to clean (deep scan) my home directory: bleachbit -c --preset But I want to use bleachbit to clean my other mounted drives like /media/device1 and specific folders /home/eka/dir/dir1....
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How to prevent BleachBit from resetting file associations

After I run BleachBit, the file associations for PDF, EPUB, JPG and PNG are reset to the system's defaults (I'm using Windows, so the defaults are Microsoft Edge or Windows Image Viewer). I don't ...
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Installed and ran BleachBit version 2.0 and now I can't install any software. Please help me problem solve

I hope someone can help. I've been at this for two days nearly and looked everywhere. I ran BleachBit version 2.0 and now when I try and install anything with apt install it fails. I'm worried as I'...
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Is it safe to use Bleachbit in a ext4 filesystem with journaling?

I want to shred a file, making it unrecoverable. I normally use the command 'bleachbit -s file'. When I was searching about it, I found out that the journaling in ext4 makes a copy of the file ...
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Is defragmentation needed on Ubuntu 16.04? Do I need anything besides BleachBit for maintenance? [duplicate]

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Desktop enviroment) HDD size: 1TB De-Fragmentation: In Windows it is mandatory to defrag the hdd. Otherwise system will become slow. Is it required in Ubuntu or any Linux distro? ...
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Can't delete empty directories with strange names

I am going through a hard time trying to delete three empty directories that were created after an aborted process of "wiping free disk space" of bleachbit, I've used every suggested method and none ...
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Bleachbit - free space filled up

I installed Bleachbit (downloaded from official Ubuntu Software store) and I started free space wipe but when it ended all my free space was filled (0 bytes remain) so I reinstalled Ubuntu and now I ...
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Run BleachBit CLI at startup

In BleachBit, if I go to Edit > Preferences > General, I can check the "Start BleachBit with computer" checkbox, but this will only launch the BleachBit GUI every time I start my computer, without ...
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Does BleachBit's override files to hide contents work on Ubuntu's filesystem type?

In the settings for BleachBit it says that the option labeled Override files to hide contents does not work to hide the contents on all filesystems. But it does not elaborate on that. I have Ubuntu ...
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firefox still showing up in bleachbit after removal

I thought I had removed firefox from my system (prefer chromium) using sudo apt-get remove firefox however, when I open bleachbit there is still a category that allows me to clean cache/backup/...
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Error executing bleachbit as root [duplicate]

I got this error: (bleachbit:5510): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/niider/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
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USB boot problem in HP Pavilion G6 (32-bit) [duplicate]

I have a HP pavilion g6 series (32-bit) system. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and everything was working fine until I downloaded BleachBit and used the app incorrectly. It somehow damaged my Ubuntu ...
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BleachBit for all users

New to Linux, but learning fast. I have set up a user "thekids" for the kids. When I run BleachBit (BB) to clean up my user-stuff before a Clonezilla image backup, I'd like some way for it to also ...
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Can't delete file from trash as root

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and deleted a file as root to trash. Then I couldn't delete it because root nautilus won't view trash, and I installed bleachbit and used it as root but it won't clean it either....
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I need help with BleachBit

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1. I wanted to use BleachBit. First, I ran BleachBit and clicked on "Preview". It showed 556 MB cache, and I wanted to delete it, but when I tried it, the program said, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Some program windows open top left and off screen

My OS has developed a fault where some windows open top left so the title bar with the min, max and close buttons are just off screen. It doesn't happen with every program. Firefox, gedit, Tuxguitar ...
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Excessive amounts of errors Ubuntu 16.04 (Solved) [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 for about 9 months now. I have noticed an excessive amount of system errors and program errors pop up. Does this mean I have a virus? I use BleachBit to clean my system, ...
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Bleachbit for Ubuntu is not detecting installed software and not deleting System cache

BleachBit is not listing all of the software I have installed that needs to be cleaned such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Flash etc.. Also, it is not removing System cache files or .bash_history even ...
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Bleachbit error when cleaning firefox on Ubuntu 16.04

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 a couple of days ago Bleachbit reports the following errors when cleaning Firefox: Error in execution of <bleachbit.Command.Function instance at ...
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Can I restore my files I deleted using BleachBit?

I have deleted files from two disks using BlechBit 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04. Is there a possibility to restore all files?
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Bleachbit disk space reducing

Before I ask, let me say that I understand how this works, so the fact that I have 0 bytes free doesn't surprise me, as I shut down the computer while Bleachbit was doing its thing. But now I want to ...
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Sudo Bleachbit Output Errors

When I run bleachbit as root, I get what looks like swap file errors. I've never seen these before and am wondering if there is a simple way to fix it?? here's the output: debug: DeepScan.scan: ...
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BleachBit not working properly

Whenever I run bleachbit , it doesn't work fully. It creates an error message. One of the message being ' You are not superuser'. Another message is 'Errno13'. Please guide in the matter.
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How can I prevent BleachBit from clearing iBus Pinyin's memory?

I use BleachBit to regularly clean my system. However, whenever, I run BleachBit, it clears the memory of my iBus Pinyin. For example, my pinyin just learned that I put 你 and 好 together as one word, ...
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"No protocol specified , Could not open X display" error when Running bleachbit as root on KDE

I have this error when running bleachbit through sudo or as root: ~$ sudo bleachbit No protocol specified /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning: could not open ...
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Is there a way to make sure my system will boot before I reboot? I just ran bleachbit

I just ran bleachbit as a regular user (not as root) and the progress bar at the top is stuck at "Please wait. Wiping free disk space. About 0 minutes remaining" and the entire bleachbit screen has ...
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BleachBit Command Line To Clean All Options

Related to this question: Clearing Firefox History via Command Line In my last question (link above), I asked if there is a way to clean all in the Firefox options of BleachBit. I'm writing a script ...
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Clearing Firefox History via Command Line

Possibly related to this question: Can I view Firefox history with the terminal? I want to create a shell script that clears everything in my Firefox's history (this includes the other histories such ...
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bleachbit get crushed previweing and cleaning these paths

Ubuntu 14.04LTS /.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf /firefox/permissions.sqlite /flash-player every time it never complete previewing or cleaning, each time in one of these files. even all programs ...
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