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    Default /home/<USERNAME>/.cache/

    Can anything in the directories in the /Home/<UserName>/.cache be deleted without problems?
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    Default Re: /home/<USERNAME>/.cache/

    in principle yes anything inside ~/.cache can be removed but active programs using it might misbehave
    you can try sweeper
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/sweeper
    or bleachbit to cleanup your account
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/bleachbit

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    Default Re: /home/<USERNAME>/.cache/

    I have not been removing it. But I am excluding it from backups.

    If I wanted to remove it, I would probably login to an Icewm session and remove it from there.
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    Default Re: /home/<USERNAME>/.cache/

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I have not been removing it. But I am excluding it from backups.

    If I wanted to remove it, I would probably login to an Icewm session and remove it from there.
    ... or, as I do -- for that and for sometimes manually cleaning /tmp and /var/tmp -- I boot to (formerly known as) runlevel 3, log in as root, and do such deletions.

    That can be done at boot. As soon as the Grub menu shows up, hit the "e" key to edit the highlighted entry.

    Scroll down to the start of the line that starts with "linux", hit the END key to get to the end of that command line (it wraps, so hitting the END key is necessary, add a space, then simply add:
    Code:
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    F10 to continue booting, you will get to a console/non-GUI command line, where you can log in as root, cd (change directory) to where you want, and delete any files you wish to delete.

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