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Re: Huge cache dirs in $HOME

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007, Pierre THIERRY wrote:

> I just discovered today that some packages can store pretty huge cache
> data in my $HOME, and found that rather problematic. When I backup my
> home, I don't want to waste backup space or time to do it, because I
> have to check what eats space and tell if it's cache data.
> Couldn't such packages, like beagle and tracker, just use the standard
> directory for that purpose, like specified in XDG's basedir?

   FYI, There was a (underused and rather clumsy) freedesktop proposal
to tell backup utilities not to backup cache files:



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