Cleaning of $XDG_CACHE_HOME and $XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails

Benjamin Berg benjamin at
Thu Feb 27 09:57:01 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-02-27 at 10:18 +0100, Benjamin Berg wrote:
> > I don't think it's even a solution to that non-problem. Because if I'm
> > running short on disk space, I need to take immediate action purging
> > some files, I cannot wait for the automatic cleaning to kick in who
> > knows when, in days or weeks, to hopefully free up enough space (which
> > it most likely won't, by the way).
> systemd-tmpfiles --user --clean
> or an equivalent, would be a temporary band-aid that users can apply.
> But only if enough caches have clean-up configured. And this seems much
> better to me than e.g. asking users to run Baobab and figure out what
> is safe to delete themselves.

Right, I got that horribly wrong. --clean is a normal cleanup run, and
systemd-tmpfiles provides no way to clear directories more agressively.

Though I supposed would be a feature that could be implemented one way
or another.

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