Natenoms Wiki

Weil Teilen Spaß macht :)

User Tools

Site Tools


Sidebar

Translations of this page:

Navigation



en:linux:kde:tempfiles

This is an old revision of the document!


Temporary files in KDE/SC

KDE SC uses several directories on your filesystem to store temporary files. Most of those files are unneccesary and can be removed when KDE is not running; at least I do that :P

Those directories are (defaults in Gentoo): * /tmp/kde-$USER * /var/tmp/kdecache-$USER/ * /tmp/ksocket-$USER/

More information about those directories can be found [http://techbase.kde.org/KDE_System_Administration/KDE_Filesystem_Hierarchy#Outside_the_Directory_Tree here].

Disadvantages of different places for files

* If one uses an encrypted filesystem for /home only, sensible data is still accessible in the non encrypted / filesystem. * Also in a fully encrypted filesystem you may want to have your data in your user directory. * In my case I don't like the amout of data that is used on my very small / partition.

Adapt paths

With environment variables one can tell KDE to use other paths for those directories.

KDE uses KDETMP and KDEVARTMP. To change them while KDE starts, create the file 'changeenv.sh' in $KDEHOME/env:

<source lang=“bash”> #!/bin/bash

export KDETMP=“/home/username/.kde4/temporary/” export KDEVARTMP=“/home/username/.kde4/temporary/”

#KDE does not create both directories, they must exist already on KDE's start. [ -d $KDETMP ] || mkdir -p $KDETMP [ -d $KDEVARTMP ] || mkdir -p $KDEVARTMP </source>

It is important that the file ends with .sh so KDE really executes it. Technical information about this can be found [http://userbase.kde.org/Session_Environment_Variables here].

Do not forget to make it executable:

chmod a+x changeenv.sh

The script checks whether both directories exist and creates them if, because KDE fails to start if they do not exist.

Now you have the following directories in /home/username/.kde4: * kdecache-username * kde-username * ksocket-username

The first directory can be removed from time to time, the last two can be removed on startup/shutdown of your system on a regular basis. KDE Shell scripts Software for Linux

en/linux/kde/tempfiles.1487596329.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/04/02 12:36 (external edit)