[kde-linux] How to delete KDE cache?

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 5 00:58:24 UTC 2006

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Saturday 04 November 2006 21:03, Larry Alkoff wrote:
>> Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>> On Saturday 04 November 2006 17:33, Larry Alkoff wrote:
>>>> KDE keeps a nearly 1 gig series of cache files in
>>>> /var/tmp/kdecache-lba/html/"letter"
>>>> where "letter" is a single letter of the alphabet.
>>>> How can I delete this cache, preferably from the command line?
>>> Well, you can do it from Konqueror's settings dialog, section cache.
>>>> rm -rf /var/tmp/kdecache-lba/html/*  ??
>>> Should work as well, but be sure KDE for this user is not running, i.e.
>>> either not logged in at all or just logged in on a console terminal.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Kevin
>> Thanks for your informative reply Kevin.
>> I would like to rm -rf from a backup script run from a root xterm while
>> I am also logged in to KDE as user.
>> Would that cause problems?  I don't want to mess up KDE!
> Cache files are not needed in the sense that an application wouldn't work 
> without them, however removing them while an application assumes it can 
> access them might lead to unexpected results.
> I believe it will not cause problems but there is just no guarantee it 
> doens't.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Thanks again Kevin for a very frank answer.
I'm going to put the rm line in my script and see if it causes any 
problems (I don't expect much).


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
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