Cleaning of $XDG_CACHE_HOME and $XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails

Liam R E Quin liam at
Fri Feb 28 01:43:05 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2020-02-28 at 00:11 +0100, Egmont Koblinger wrote:
> Obviously the numbers differ from person to person. To give an
> example, at this moment my ~/.cache is 1.8 GB (most of which is
> browser cache), and my ccache is 2.5 GB. That's about 0.5% of my 1 TB
> drive.

About 10G here, of which almost 5G is email, much of which would be
permanently lost if ~/.cache were to be cleared (e.g. from older email
providers). Probably i could move it somewhere else, but Evolution has
kept it there for a long time now. I've changed email providers several

And some cached things that took several days to generate, that i'd
rather not lose randomly; i wrote the program that generated them, and
i wouldn't really mind doing some configuration, but i'd rather not be
taken by surprise.


Liam Quin,
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