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Re: KDE 4.4.3 upgrade eats 141 MB of /home

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 04:51:23PM +0200, Alejandro Exojo wrote:

> I think that disk usage is an issue in most software, not just KDE apps.
> For example, look at ~/.thumbnails, and you will see that is probably
> filled with many thumbnails of images that you deleted long ago or that
> you saw just once. Same thing for apps that store some data about all
> files that you open, without limit and without expiration.

I purge .thumbnails occasionally for this reason.  I also wasn't happy to
see my /var/tmp/kdecache-* grow to 400 MBish either, so I regularly purge
that now on apt-get upgrades.  Most recently I saw .xsession-errors grow to
~600 MB in just under a few days, so I've /dev/nulled that too except for
when I need it.

So yeah, it's a fairly epidemic problem.  I probably notice more than most
because I do daily remote-incremental backups over a DSL line, so an
incremental backup of a few hundred MB definitely gets noticed.  Sometimes
it's OK, sometimes it's not.

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