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    Default Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    Hello, everyone.

    Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0? I am trying to find all of those videos and .jpgs and other miscellaneous files I've downloaded in the past, and which are now only taking up space on my hard drive. I'd like to clean out all of that.

    I have looked in both /tmp and in /.kde but don't see what I'm looking for. (Maybe I'm not seeing what's right there in front of my face??)

    Many thanks.
    socref

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    Quote Originally Posted by socref
    Hello, everyone.

    Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0? I am trying to find all of
    those videos and .jpgs and other miscellaneous files I've downloaded in
    the past, and which are now only taking up space on my hard drive. I'd
    like to clean out all of that.

    I have looked in both /tmp and in /.kde but don't see what I'm looking
    for. (Maybe I'm not seeing what's right there in front of my face??)

    Many thanks.
    socref
    Hi
    /var/cache and /var/tmp maybe. You may have to look at the
    application configs to see where it puts them.

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    Lothar Haeger NNTP User

    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    -------------- socref wrote:

    >
    > Hello, everyone.
    >
    > Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0? I am trying to find all of
    > those videos and .jpgs and other miscellaneous files I've downloaded in
    > the past, and which are now only taking up space on my hard drive. I'd
    > like to clean out all of that.
    >
    > I have looked in both /tmp and in /.kde but don't see what I'm looking
    > for. (Maybe I'm not seeing what's right there in front of my face??)
    >
    > Many thanks.
    > socref


    usually in ~/Downloads, of try "find /home -name *.mp*"

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    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    are U using a mozilla browser?
    did U check $HOME/.mozilla
    why not use the browser to clean the temp files.
    I belive there is a kde application that does this cleans unneeded files I just can't remember what it's called

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    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    /tmp will contain folders, one of which will be /tmp/kde-*yourusername
    This may contain some files, but not usually downloaded files, it would be say if you make an .iso image in k3b - it will store the file there.

    Files you download say in Firefox will be saved in the default directory or the one you change it to.

    Are you sure you are not keeping downloaded updates etc?
    Check: /var/cache/zypp

    You didn't specify which partition it was affecting!?
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    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    • rpm packages you installed are stored in subdirectories of /var/cache/zypp/packages
    • To find out where firefox downloads are saved, copy/paste the following in a terminal (or look in Firefox preferences) :
      find ~/.mozilla/firefox -name prefs.js -exec awk '/browser.download.dir|browser.download.lastDir/ { print $2 }' "{}" ";" | tr -d "\");"
    • temporary files created by most applications land in /var/tmp or in the directory set in the variable TMPDIR. If you have /tmp on a separate partition, /var/tmp should be symlinked to it.

      You can configure the system to automatically delete the content of /tmp (and any other directory listed in TMP_DIRS_TO_CLEAR) by setting the value of CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP to yes in /etc/syconfig/cron. This can be done using the yast sysconfig module under System > Cron :
      sudo /sbin/yast2 sysconfig

    I belive there is a kde application that does this cleans unneeded files I just can't remember what it's called
    /usr/bin/sweeper

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    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post

    /usr/bin/sweeper
    or bleachbit

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    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    I use bleachbit for cleaning old files: Webpin - bleachbit .
    It has a list of different folders and shows you temporary files, so you can see temporary folders for differend applications.

    As I understand KDE keeps its temporary files and folders in /tmp and has symlinks to them in ~/.kde .

    Firefox in ~/.mozilla/firefox/[some_random_string]/Cache .

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    Default SOLVED: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    Many thanks to all who replied. I found lots of junk to delete in .mozilla/firefox/.../cache. Also found stuff to delete in /tmp/kde-<my name>. Cleaned them out. But it's amazing how quickly .mozilla/firefox/.../cache fills up again.

    I also looked for the utility mentioned: /usr/bin/sweeper but it's not on my pooter. So I went to try to get it using the YaST package manager, but searching for "sweeper" I only found two references to a game and one reference to a KDE4 security utility. Since I don't use KDE4 I did not grab that one.

    Where can I find sweeper so I can use it to clean my files?

    Thx!
    socref

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    Lothar Haeger NNTP User

    Default Re: Where are temp files stored in SuSE 11.0?

    -------------- socref wrote:

    > Where can I find sweeper so I can use it to clean my files?


    http://www.google.de/search?q=sweeper+linux


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