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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Kdecache-user taking up lots of space

My computer has started to show signs of a bloated root partition. I checked it out using ncdu and discovered that the directory at /var/tmp/kdecache-user/ has swelled to 1.6 gigs. After doing a ls -...
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Is it possible to limit cache memory to a process?

I am using network capture tool named dumpcap and it is consuming too much cache memory. So other processes getting no memory to run. htop command shown cache memory as 29 GB in Meters. Can ...
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Location or arp cache

I can see my arp cache if I enter arp into the terminal. I want to know the file location of the arp cache in Ubuntu.
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Simple html cache for Ubuntu Server 14.10

Which is the best system for html cache in Ubuntu Server? I have some sites in hosting on my dedicated server. I installed and set APC, I enable the cache of Apache. The sites are all made in ...
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Java applications do not work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have had working Java environment til Yesterday, I cleared my all files and folders in /tmp/ then restarted my computer after that I can not get any Java applications (Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird, ...
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Installing files from archive cache

How to make a backup of apt archive cache? If I make a backup of the archive cache can I install the applications in the current system to any system, which is running the same OS, using the archive ...
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Deleted /var/cache

My computer was slowing down, and I saw that deleting /var/log and /var/cache could help, so I did it... I didn't know /var/cache was so important, I tought it would just rebuild itself and deleting ...
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Why does Firefox ignore the `304 Not Modified` status sent by the webserver?

For my site, Firefox 32.0 seems not to cache a CSS file of my Nikola 7.1.0 installation and ignores the 304 Not Modified response by the webserver. What also puzzles me, is that it sends the 2nd ...
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Difference between System monitor and free -h [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T430 laptop with 3.7GB of RAM. Since I started using this machine I observe the following strange behavior. If I do a lot of things, say have rails server running, a few nodejs ...
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Does Ubuntu delete cache-thumbnails after leaving the guest mode?

When i leave the guestmode, are there still some cache files?
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How to copy all “apt-get update” cache

How can I copy all apt-get update cache to another computer, so that it doesn't need be updated again and again after new installation?
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Clear history of words typed in the dialog run (ALT + F2)? [duplicate]

wanted to erase all the words that remain as an option, every time tightening ALT + F2
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There is a file in ~/.cache/deja-dup/.. with 899G size

I am running my mail server on ubuntu which has 1.2 TB in total space. Today I realized there was an issue on my mail server, it was refusing sending/receiving mails due to storage which triggers ...
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huge cached memory, mostly freez system :(

I have a problem with system memory cache, i think it is bigger than normals. after 5-10 minute of usage, system become unusable and i must restart my "Asus X451-CA" laptop. this command ran upon user ...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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How do I correctly enable PHP 5.5's OPCache in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm setting up a local server to test configurations; it's a clean 14.04 LAMP server, as selected during OS install. If I understand correctly, OPCache comes with PHP 5.5 (php -v confirms this) but ...
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Can't configure NGINX to cache the images

I have been trying to cache images that are stored in nginx server, I am quite new here and to nginx I have installed it and configure it with php5-fpm, I have been reading many tutorial regarding ...
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Why does my system use so much cache?

Previously, on my desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04, I had 4GB RAM, which I thought should be plenty. However, after being on for a while, my computer would seem to get slow. I have a system ...
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More about JuJu cache

I would like to know more about JuJu cache. After I start a charm and JuJu provisions a machine for the first time, the charm will be downloaded and all dependencies installed (apt-get, etc). This ...
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Why won't Ubuntu tweak delete my Thumbnail Cache?

In Ubuntu tweak 0.8.7 which is installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running unity I could not delete a particular file called 'fail' in the thumbnail cache. I am actually trying to remove that file with ...
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How to update a machine from packages downloaded on a different but similarly configured machine?

I have two laptops with similar configuration. I have updated one and would like to use the cached packages of this to update the other one. I cannot find a way. I did Ctrl+A then Enter but machine ...
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Should I put /boot on SSD or HDD

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am planning to implement EnhanceIO to use my new 25GB SSD drive for caching my 4TB RAID 0 array. The raid array is partitioned as: 500MB /boot, 20GB /, 200GB /...
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Clear .cache tracker directory in ubuntu?

I created a partition for Ubuntu and I just ran out of space a couple days ago. I used the Disk Usage Analyzer and I realized that for some reason the directory /home/.cache uses up a lot of disk ...
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Know programs in cache

I have this situation with RAM and SWAP at the moment: $ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7,7G 7,5G 159M 100M ...
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Disable filesystem read cache

How can I disable the Linux file system read cache for Ubuntu 12.04? I don't want to only free the actual cache. echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches but disable the read cache completely.
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No window manager after Ubuntu update (e.g. 13.10 to 14.04)

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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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 key....
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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 backup/2013-07-12-...
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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 ...