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Re: [opensuse] Changing users temp folder
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:13:43 +1100
  • Message-id: <459B9DF7.70609@xxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Tuesday 2007-01-02 at 23:14 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:


Also, as I mentioned, this pdf file - as everything FF "sees" on the 'net - is
sitting in the FF Cache so there are actually 2 copies of this same pdf file
sitting on the HD although the file name in the Cache is not the same.

What? :-O

Are you positive of that?

Would I lie to you? :-)

Yes, I am more than positive about this.

Seems a bug to me. Why would they do it that way? Maybe the cache is the copy for FF, the other one is for the plugin. I've no idea.

We are talking about FF so, yes, as I said, every that FF "sees" goes into the Cache - and if the Cache is large enough it will stay in the Cache for quite some time but if the Cache is small (default size, say) then the Cache purges itself when limit is reached and FIFO kicks in with the file being archived within the Cache itself.

All this leads to the issue of Privacy. Because everything FF "sees" goes to the Cache then if you don't want people to see what you have been up to and viewing then you should delete the contents of Cache - deleting Cache itself will do it because Cache is created again when FF is next started. There is a setting in FF to empty the Cache at specified intervals. BTW, clearing/deleting Cache is often the way out if FF begins to misbehave (because the Cache may contain a corrupted script file from a site and this keeps breaking FF when you go to the site, eg).

However, if you use konqueror and look inside the Cache, konqueror identifies
all the files there by their type - ie, it identifies files as pdfs, HTMLs,
gifs, jpgs, etc etc. so it was/is easy to find and copy the pdf file I was
playing around whereever I wanted. And because I have made my Cache big
(200MB) it will be for some days yet.

Yes, sometimes I look in there, using command line "file" to find a file that right-click refuses to download, like google map tiles ;-)

I knew that conqueror has that ability, just it didn't occur to me using it.

I never liked konqueror but am now becoming a bit accustomed to it because it has such useful features like identifying files in the Cache.


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