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EUS
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join:2002-09-10
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dolphin temp files ok to delete?

Ususally I delete tmp files without thought, but these tmp files are part of dolphin.
rsync'ing last night, saw a lot of entries for
/home/user/.kde/tmp-machine_name/dolphin_lots_of_nonsensical_letters/multi-gig_files
I'm seeing multi-gig movie files that I haven't actually used in a long time.
I believe they're safe to delete, but with dolphin, I'm wary.
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OZO
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Move them (rename the folder) into a different place, run Dolphin and see what happens. If nothing - remove.
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firephoto
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Brewster, WA
reply to EUS

They're probably preview caches so you get a quick on hover or wherever preview depending on your settings.
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EUS
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reply to EUS

In answer to my question, deleting a big swath of files

rm -rfv /home/me/.kde/tmp-machine_name/dolphin*.tmp
 
resulted in freeing up more than 30gigs of drive space

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OZO
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Wow! That is something ...
Are any side effects?



Brano
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reply to EUS

What KDE version? I'm on KDE 4.9.4 (on Mint 14) and both ~/.kde/tmp-hostname and ~/.kde4/tmp-hostname are symlink to /tmp/kde-brano/ which is empty

brano@droopy ~ $ ls -al .kde/tmp-droopy
lrwxrwxrwx 1 brano brano 14 Sep  8 12:52 .kde/tmp-droopy -> /tmp/kde-brano
brano@droopy ~ $ ls -al .kde4/tmp-droopy
lrwxrwxrwx 1 brano users 14 Sep 25 11:45 .kde4/tmp-droopy -> /tmp/kde-brano
brano@droopy ~ $ ls -al /tmp/kde-brano/
total 8
drwx------  2 brano brano 4096 Feb  3 22:34 .
drwxrwxrwt 19 root  root  4096 Feb  6 23:55 ..
 

And I use dolphin always as my primary and only file manager.


EUS
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reply to OZO

None so far.....



EUS
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reply to Brano

Interesting, I'll have to check this evening when I get home.
This machine has only kde, and dolphin is the primary file manager.
Some other file manager is called up when I download something in iceweasel, and browse the folder/files through iceweasel's download page.
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EUS
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reply to Brano

I just checked, I'm using 4.8.4, and there are no links in my .kde tmp folder.

eus@i7:~$ ls -la .kde/tmp-i7/
-rw-r--r--  1 eus eus    16348 Dec 29  2010 dolphinIl0387.tmp.part
-rw-r--r--  1 eus eus    81740 Oct 18  2011 dolphinlr3575.tmp.part
-rwx------  1 eus eus  2223577 Jun  4  2012 amarokb12818.bz2
 
etc, etc.

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~ Project Hope ~