Exclude XDG_CACHE_DIR by default

Bug #306985 reported by Michael Terry on 2008-12-10
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup
Wishlist
Michael Terry

Bug Description

Users don't want cache files I assume. Possibly can whitelist some other obvious stuff like ~/.thumbnails.

This should probably not be exposed to user. He/she doesn't care.

Michael Terry (mterry) on 2008-12-13
Changed in deja-dup:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2008-12-13
Changed in deja-dup:
assignee: nobody → mterry
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2008-12-13
Changed in deja-dup:
milestone: none → 4.0
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2008-12-30
Changed in deja-dup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote :

I would argue this should be expanded to any directory in my home directory that is called [cC]ache.

For instance, ~/.mozilla/firefox/${profile}/Cache

Josh Triplett (joshtriplett) wrote :

Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote on 2009-03-03:
> I would argue this should be expanded to any directory in my home directory that is called [cC]ache.
>
> For instance, ~/.mozilla/firefox/${profile}/Cache

Too dangerous:

~$ find src -name '[Cc]ache'
src/linux-2.6/include/config/arch/has/cache
src/linux-2.6/include/config/x86/internode/cache
src/linux-2.6/include/config/x86/l1/cache
src/linux-2.6/debian/hdrtmp/usr/src/linux-headers-3.3.0-rc4+/include/config/arch/has/cache
src/linux-2.6/debian/hdrtmp/usr/src/linux-headers-3.3.0-rc4+/include/config/x86/internode/cache
src/linux-2.6/debian/hdrtmp/usr/src/linux-headers-3.3.0-rc4+/include/config/x86/l1/cache
src/Pdf-Presenter-Console/src/classes/renderer/cache
src/Pdf-Presenter-Console/build/src/CMakeFiles/pdf_presenter_console_test_library.dir/classes/renderer/cache
src/Pdf-Presenter-Console/build/src/CMakeFiles/pdf_presenter_console.dir/classes/renderer/cache
src/Pdf-Presenter-Console/build/src/classes/renderer/cache

A standard already exists for excluding other cache directories: http://www.brynosaurus.com/cachedir/ . Other backup software includes support for that standard.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers