Can Janitor clean Firefox's new cache2 folders?

Asked by futwick on 2014-05-02

If you enable the new HTTP Cache backend in Firefox cached files are stored in a folder named 'cache2' (instead of the usual 'cache').

Can (or does) Janitor look for and clean these files?

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Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #1

According to this bug report, will the cache2 in ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/cache2?

futwick (futwick) said : #2

Yes, but inside a Firefox profile directory...

~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/[random firefox profile]/cache2/


Best Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #3

I tried to find the new HTTP cache setting in about:config for the latest Firefox 29, but I can not find it, does it be the default cache backend?

So that I does not need to add another "Cache2"

futwick (futwick) said : #4

I am also running Firefox 29

in about:config search for browser.cache.use_new_backend

change its value from a 0 to a 1

it definitely creates a cache2 folder

futwick (futwick) said : #5

But maybe in the future when this feature is on by default it will not use a separate folder. I do not know.

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #6

Oh sorry, I did a typo so I can not find this option.

OK, for now, I will add the clean Cache2 if find this folder, no need to worry about the future changes.