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Re: Standardizing ~/.cache/ and similar things.

On Sep 19, Alastair McKinstry <alastair.mckinstry@ildana.net> wrote:

> Unlike Marco, I do see a lot of value in reorganising at least _some_ of
> the 'configuration' files of users: seperating out .mozilla web caches
> and .evolution IMAP caches greatly relieves the size of  backups of ~/
> directories. If all caches were in one directory it would make it
What about http://www.brynosaurus.com/cachedir/spec.html ?
tar supports it.

> possible to fit a slimmed /home on a single .iso to archive / backup,
> for example, whereas now it takes 2 DVDs due to IMAP and web caches,
> etc.
It's not like it's an Herculean task to add a couple of directories to
the exclude list of your backup program...


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