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A Windows-style Fix to a WINE Problem

Jun 13, 2010, 12:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacob Barkdull)

[ Thanks to Jacob Barkdull for this link. ]

"If you remember 'Microsoft Windows XP' you may be aware of Windows' little problem of keeping too many 'temporary' files for too long (I don't know if this is still a problem with Vista and 7.) These files can be Internet files (web cache, history, downloaded files, and Internet Explorer's apparent backups of these files) or '.bak' files, etc. All of these files over a year or two of usage can make up a total size anywhere between 3 to 15 gigabytes. That's a lot of hard drive space used simply for files that are supposed to be temporary.

"And you may have guessed it by now, but yes, WINE has the same problem. If you use WINE regularly, view the properties of the directory '~/.wine' that is '/home//.wine', you'll probably be surprised at the directory's size (1.3 gigabytes here, and I never use WINE.)"

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