a cache stores temporary data nearby so that it can be retrieved much more quickly than fetching it from the real backing store (disk, network), or recalculating some result all over again

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update package error [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status ...
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Distributed share storage across WAN

I'd like to build something which looks like "BranchCache" in Windows Server with Ubuntu. That is : - publish/share a folder on an Ubuntu Server in site A - have a user located in site B access the ...
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my cache fills up but never goes down

I know Ubuntu manages memory autocratically, it stores cache on ram for quick program access, but every time I fill up the cache, it stays filled up, and Ubuntu it self cant delete the cache, if I ...
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Putting Firefox in a truecrypt disk

Hello I am new to Ubuntu, my priority is to move the cache to a mounted truecrypt disk, my biggest problem is that I am confused about "directories", because in Windows it was easy to just put the ...
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Ubuntu NAS, cache files to ram for enhanced transfers?

I have a little dual core celeron computer that I will be using as a NAS. I have 8 GB of ram, and I was wondering if there was anyway to leverage that ram to increase file transfer speeds, especially ...
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Disable memory cache - real reason

OK, before you mark my thread a duplicate I want to say, that I know this very good answer: How do I clean or disable the memory cache? But this is not case for me. I am making some performance tests ...
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How to remove packages from the apt cache that are not currently installed?

I want to organise my apt cache folder so I want to remove packages that are NOT currently installed and keep packages that are ONLY currently installed
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INCONSISTENT usb write/copy speeds; cache problem?

Foremost, slow USB write/copy speeds seem to be a hackneyed topic. But this issue is one I've not seen presented elsewhere. Thanks for showing this novice your support. I'm copying the same .iso ...
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How does Ubuntu remembers process history?

Recently I noticed two things in my Ubuntu-13.10(32-bit) and would like to get cleared. Scenario-1: One of the functionality of terminal is that you can get previous commands by using "UP" arrow ...
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Clearing OS Cache

I'm guessing that's what it is. I reinstalled Ubuntu and replaced my newly created home directory with my old home directory. Problem is, my new Ubuntu doesn't have XYZ program installed and when I ...
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Set XDG Cache for Chromium

I want to use the XDG standard to export Chromium's cache to /tmp/chromium, which I've mounted in RAM. I'll do this with a script in /etc/profile.d. But the contents of the file I don't know. If I ...
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Changes not reflecting back to the browser. Editing files remotely through FTP. Ubuntu Server.

I am developing and editing files through FTP. The changes are not reflecting back on the browser. I have cleared cache on the browser using key combination but still the changes are not reflected. I ...
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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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EnhanceIO: Write-through vs Read-only

I have installed an EnhanceIO SSD cache on my notebook. EnhanceIO supports three caching modes: read-only, write-through, and write-back. Read-only caching mode causes EnhanceIO to direct ...
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Ubuntu tweak and Mozilla (firefox and thunderbird) cache

I usually use Ubuntu tweak to do cleanup jobs on my PC. This includes apt and program cached data and old kernels. This goes alright for most programs except Mozilla based application - Firefox and ...
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How to disable caching in Ubuntu? Does Ubuntu consume more RAM? [closed]

I just viewed Hacker News. There is something mentioned like "Linux ate my RAM". How much is it true that linux consumes more RAM. It will be helpful if someone can provide guide to remove cache of ...
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Can't Start Carbon - 12.04 - Python Error

I am really hoping someone can help me as I have spent at-least 15 hours trying to fix this problem. I have been given a task by a potential employer and my solution is to use ...
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How to start in background a list of applications on login

I observed the following thing: I login on my computer account. I run in the Terminal some-app I wait about 20 seconds to start. Then I close it. I run same command in terminal. It start in about 1 ...
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How to clean /var/cache?

When I woke up this morning, I found my root had filled overnight du -hx --max-depth=1 / 132M /boot 4.0K /media 16K /lost+found 16M /root 702M /lib 4.0K /OLDHOME 8.2G /usr ...
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about strange cache usage on ubuntu13.10

Ok, i have just installed ubuntu 13.10, and likes its cool, however, it also make me surprised that when I download files from Internet by using the scp or wget or firefox download, the cache usage ...
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How to cache (more) data on SSD/RAM to avoid spin up?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 running on a 40GB SSD with a raid 5 mounted for media files. I access the files often via samba either with a Raspberry Pi for music playback or with another PC for the ...
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SSD cache for Lenovo Y500

I have a Lenovo Y500 with a dual GTX650M, 16Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. I just install a clean Ubuntu 13.04 then upgrade to 13.10. Previously I had windows 8 but I cleaned it off and only use Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How can I limit the size of my ~/.cache folder

I'm running Ubuntu on a limited-size SSD, so I count every GB. Now, the ~/.cache folder grew to 1.7 GB (various applications such as Chrome, Spotify etc. filled it up) and now I'm wondering if there's ...
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How can I clear my cached gpg password?

I've tried: the SIGHUP method --> no succes the cache timeout in gpg-agent.conf --> it seems that this file is not read, althougt I have the 'use-agent' line in gpg.conf What should I do ?
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SSD cache on Lenovo Thinkpas W530

I am thinking about getting a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. I would be dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04 on it. Both operating systems will be installed on a mechanical hard drive. If I add the 16gb ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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Server to cache HTTP data

I'm looking for software for ubuntu where I can place my ubuntu server on my network in such a way that at the very least all HTTP traffic is filtered through the ubuntu server. This way, I can make ...
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What Does Cached Memory Mean when Viewing htop?

While viewing the reports of htop, I would like to know what the orange/brown 'cached memory' bars actually indicate. Really I'm looking for a more practical explanation of what I'm looking at, rather ...
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Creating tar fills system cache

My situation is pretty simple: I backup-ed some of my documents and put them on a NAS and since I rather transfer one big file instead of million small ones, I created a tar tar cf ...
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Squid reverse proxy cache for CGIProxy contents

I'm trying to set up a web proxy site so users can circumvent national firewalls and access sites certain news websites. I'm using CGIProxy on a ubuntu server in Europe right now, but since a lot of ...
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What is this subfolder in my cache folder?

I was trying to shrink away the size of my Ubuntu 13.04 installation today and I laughed at myself when I realized I had forgotten to delete the Spotify cache for a long while, so, after pressing Ctrl ...
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Mem vs cache in system monitor?

In the above menu, what does the difference between Mem and cache? Are they both use memory from my RAM? Which program use cache?
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connect to another proxy through squid

i have an HTTPS proxy outside which uses username/password for authentication and i want to configure squid on ubuntu 12.10 to direct all connections which are not in it's cache to that proxy. how can ...
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Cache NFS Shares on Local Disk through Virtual Machine

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to set up FS-Cache using CacheFS as the backend on a virtual machine which is using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit After following this tutorial to use cachefilesd, How ...
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Ubuntu sudden crash - Cache_Error

I was drawing svg in a text editor when, suddenly, Ubuntu 13.04 crashed on me displaying a few lines, similar to each other. Here are the two first : [30714.772014] nouveau E[ 1265] failed to ...
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New XPS, Starting on Linux, Still a Windows power user, configuration question

I just bought a Dell XPS with Windows 8. Spent several months making the choice. The OS is on the 500GB HDD, and the 32GB SSD is used as cache.. seems standard. I've been wanting to get into Linux ...
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Error opening cache E: read error -read (5:input/output error)

I tried to install 13.04 after downloading and burning on a boot disc, or 12.04 from a disc from a magazine over windows 7 on a netbook but got the following code an error occurred, please run ...
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Error while updating via terminal from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04

I get this error multiple times (and these codes underneath still run for some reason) This likely means that your installation is broken. Try running the command: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > ...
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How can I clean my software caches from the command line?

In the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 I lost the ability to use Ubuntu Tweak's Janitor to clean caches so I would like to know how to do it from the command line.
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How can i enable adobe flash player to use local cache

As the title says: using ubuntu 12.04LTS, how can i enable adobe flash player to use local cache?
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caching images with apache reverse proxy

I'm trying to set up an apache2 reverse proxy to cache images. (Apache, not nginx required) There appear to be headers being cached, but not images,css etc. My config: CacheEnable disk / ...
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dump cache of bind dns

when I do rndc dumpdb then this file has no new cache dumped (18.04 was yesterday, I don't know how I did this dump) and looks like: > ; ; Start view _default ; ; ; Cache dump of view '_default' ...
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location of usb write cache

I've been having issues writing large file transfers to my USB stick. Many times it sits for hours "writing" but i'm not sure if it is frozen or actually writing.
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What is icon-theme.cache?

When I run the following command on my Lubuntu 12.10 [11:09 PM] ~ $ find /usr/share/icons/ -iname icon-theme.cache -type f I get the following (after adding the last modified date and size): ...
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how to check if cache is working

is there a way to check if disk cache is working on a regular sata disk? i see "asking for disk cache failed" error messages, but discovered my laptop has a 1gb solid state drive without a ...
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How can I make squid-deb-proxy work with proxy authentication?

I have squid-deb-proxy working fine without a problem without apt proxy authentication. However when I add a proxy file to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d and put in my proxy authentication inside this file. ...
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How do I flush out the DNS resolver cache? [duplicate]

On Microsoft Windows OS, at the command prompt, I issue the command ipconfig /flushdns to flush out the DNS resolver cache. On Ubuntu 12.10, what is the corresponding command?
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how do i install ubuntu on ssd cache and maintain windows acceleration? [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I just bought a lenovo u310 preinstalled with windows 7. It has a 32 GB ssd cache drive and a 500 GB hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu root ...
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What is the optimal configuration for a laptop with a 24GB SSD cache? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio ultrabook that contains a 24GB ssd drive and a 750GB hard disk. What is the optimal configuration for installing ubuntu on this to get the most out of the hardware? Would I be ...
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How to remove caching of NFS shares on local disk

My desktop don't have an internal hard drive. I installed Ubuntu in a crappy old portable hard disk which is very slow. I mounted the home folder of my laptop to the desktop using NFS. My desktop and ...