Erase cache, clean registry in Linux
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 20:11:39 UTC 2008
2008/11/25 Loïc Grenié <loic.grenie at gmail.com>
> 2008/11/25, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com>:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Manuel Gomez <mgdpz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi, i would like to know a tool or software to erase the cache, clean
> >> the registry...
> >> Somebody could help me?
> > >
> > > Thank you very much, I appreciate your help.
> > That's the Windows way of thinking.
> Indeed... but
> > For one, Linux doesn't create temp files like Windows does
> What you mean is probably false. Lots of programs under
> Linux create temporary files, for instance Firefox (and other
> browsers) save a copy of the pages in its disk cache (situated
> in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/Cache for Firefox).
Yes, Firefox does, Linux doesn't.
> How you clean
> the cache depends very much on the program; however you
> probably mean "Firefox' cache" so that you can
> click on Edit -> Preferences
> in the "Advanced" tab click "Empty cache"
> If you want to empty the cache of another program, you'll
> have to specify which one !
> > and secondly Linux doesn't have a Registry.
> 100% true but gnome has a configuration database which
> looks a lot like registry.
> If by "clear registry" you mean remove Firefox history, you
> have a "history bar" that you can access using <Ctrl-H>
> within which it is easy to clean history. If you mean something
> else, you'll have to be more precise.
> > Any temporary data in Linux is written to the swap
> > partition and not the main partition where the files for Linux and its
> > applications are stored.
> This is not true. Some programs create temporary files, some
> other do not, some of temporary data is stored in memory (and can
> finish in swap) some on disk some in "tmpfs" (which is like a
> ramdisk). It varies a lot.
Yes, some programs do, but still, does LINUX create temporary files? I am
not an expert, so I don't know.
> > In place of the Registry are config files which are in plain text so
> > if you need to edit them you can do so with a basic text editor like
> > Kate, VIM (a powerful terminal text editor), or any other editor that
> > supports plain text.
> This is absolutely true.
> Hope this helps,
> Loïc Grenié
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