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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Disable filesystem read cache

How can I disable the Linux filesystem read cache for Ubuntu 12.04? I do not want to only free the actual cache ( echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches ) but disable the read cache completly.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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Can I cache an mdadm raid with an ssd?

I have a 1TB array set up in raid 1 using mdadm on Ubuntu 8, to store mission-critical files. I'd like to speed up read/write, especially for large files by caching to an SSD. Is this possible? Does ...
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Configuring a HTTP and HTTPS web accelerator using Varnish

I have installed and configured varnish on my new server. The server is currently working for http traffic. I would like to also forward SSL traffic to my webserver. It is not necessary to cache this ...
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Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased

I have a memory/cpu monitor running, and sometimes see the graph line for “cached memory” drop, for no apparent reason. Earlier today Cache memory was at about 4.8GB but then dropped in two steps ( a ...
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how clear/clean unneeded files or cache for my customized distro

Can you help me to find out how do I clear the Cache files or unnecessary or lib that can be updated on new ubuntu install i used "ubuntu 12.10" this my top size file/folder list: 4380MiB /usr ...
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Making up cacher server for older ubuntu releases

we have ubuntu 10.04 and ubuntu 10.10 operating systems. However our software works only in these versions. We are facing some problems in the new versions 12.04 (LTS) we are working in it. But ...
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Can we install Xcache 2.0 or 3 on Ubuntu 12.04?

Xcache have already reached the version 3.0. But in Ubuntu 12.04, we still have version 1. How can we install Xcache 2 or 3 in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Install deb package with all dependencies in same folder?

I need to install multiple deb files of same software from apt cache in another ubuntu installation. For example, I have all deb files of vlc in same folder(/var/cache/apt/archives). I need to ...
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Tell the kernel to strongly cache a particular directory

This question is a rephrasing of Optimizing EXT4 performance. I have a directory that contains build files, most very small, but totaling 5.6G. I usually access the same subset of files (some ...
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Install packages in cache automatically

I have restored all my packages to cache using aptoncd. Now I want to reinstall the packages without having to choose each package. Is there any way?
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How do I tell what type of CPU cache is in my laptop?

Is there an application for Ubuntu that could tell me details about CPU, CPU cache memory, memory hierarchy, cache architecture implemented in my system, cpu cache size, cpu cache, access cycle and ...
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Dump video data from RAM DISK to the HARD DISK?

This is the story: Some online video streaming sites like www.putlocker.com won't allow Adobe Flash Player to cache the streaming videos on your Hard Disk, so the users can't watch them offline. ...
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How can I use up all RAM by cache?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with 4G RAM. I have changed SWAP to 10 and installed Preload. However, My system only use less than 1G RAM to cache and It remains more than 2G RAM standby. How can I use up ...