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BleachBit, Is it safe?

Postby HiTechRedneck82 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:30 pm

I recently came across BleachBit, but I am a little wary of it.

When I run it and preview what it will remove in the APT section it says I will clean up about 1.5GB of space. This is tempting to do, but I'm not 100% sure it is safe to remove what it is wanting to. I don't really think it will immediately break something, but I don't know about other drawbacks and problems it could create in the future.

Has anyone used BleachBit before? and have you had any adverse effects from it?
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Re: BleachBit, Is it safe?

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:51 pm

I use it regularly and it has never caused me any problems. It only clears apt cache and unneeded packages, it doesn't touch anything in use.
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Re: BleachBit, Is it safe?

Postby exploder on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:05 pm

I use BleachBit to keep my systems cleaned up and have never had any problems with it.
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Re: BleachBit, Is it safe?

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