Change location of user cache in KDE 5

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Fri Jul 8 02:40:28 BST 2016

Rex Dieter posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:57:47 -0500 as excerpted:

> 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.
> XDG_CACHE_HOME is respected only by qt5/kf5 applications and libraries.
> kde4 runtime libraries still works the same as before (so you may want
> to set both KDEVARTMP and XDG_CACHE_HOME to achieve what you want).

And also... just /setting/ the var likely won't do it.  You will likely 
have to /export/ the var (which may have been done, but the post said 
set, without specifying export, so...).

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