What are strange ~.kde/share/apps/kpdf files?

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 16 12:46:02 GMT 2010

Krenar Qehaja wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 February 2010 06:29:53 Larry Alkoff wrote:
>> How do I tell what version of kpdf I'm using?
> kpdf --version
>> I'm use Kubuntu 8.04 LTS and will be changing to 10.04 LTS when it comes 
>> out.
> On 10.04 LTS there will be no KPDF as it was replaced by Okular long time ago 
> (since KDE 4.0 was released).
>> root at arriba ~# ls -l /usr/bin/kpdf
>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 43K 2008-08-26 06:41 /usr/bin/kpdf
>> root at arriba ~# /usr/bin/kpdf
>> Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-lba" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
>> Should I be using kpdf only as sudo?  I've been using kpdf for a long 
>> time as user 1000. and it has seemed to work.
> I guess you should avoid using it as root user. What happens execute it as a 
> normal user?
>> Larry
> Those xml files found in ~/.kde/share/apps/kpdf are used by KPDF to keep 
> informations regarding the PDF documents that you have been using recently.


Thanks for your tip on how to get the version of the soon to be extinct 

lba at arriba ~$ kpdf --version
Qt: 3.3.8b
KDE: 3.5.10
KPDF: 0.5.10

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