Change location of user cache in KDE 5

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Thu Jul 7 12:06:53 BST 2016

On Thursday, 2016-07-07, 09:46:19, Christoph Pleger wrote:
> Hello,
> Kevin Kummer wrote:
> >> in KDE 4, the location of the user cache can be changed by setting
> >> KDEVARTMP in startkde. How can this be done in KDE 5?
> > 
> > My guess would be XDG_CACHE_HOME
> Unfortunately, no. I logged out, deleted /var/tmp/kdecache-${USER}, set
> XDG_CACHE_HOME in /usr/bin/startkde and logged in again - a new
> /var/tmp/kdecache-${HOME} had been created.

And setting KDEVARTMP doesn't work either?

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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