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Clear Private Data from commandline

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lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:01 pm

Is there a way to clear private data from the command line?

I would like a one stop "click" that will wipe all Firefox private data and MRU lists as well.

Thanks.

lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:06 pm

If it is not possible to run the "Clear Private Data" command, what are the files/directories I need to delete if I want to clear:

Browsing History
Saved Form Information
Download History
Cookies
Cache

I'm in linux.

Guest
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:08 pm

[url="http://www.ccleaner.com/]CCleaner[/url] can clean virutally everything in Windows with only a couple of clicks.

lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:09 pm

Thanks for the tip. I'm sure someone will find it useful, but I am in linux and I would like a simple script to do the job. So I only need to know which files/directories to delete.

old FatJohn
 
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:15 pm

Here are the files you need to get rid of (in your profile) I think:

Browsing History: history.dat
Saved Form Information: formhistory.dat
Download History: downloads.rdf
Cookies: cookies.txt
Cache: cache (& trash cache) (folders!)

Have a great 2006!

lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:29 pm

Wow! That was easy...I should have looked myself before asking.

Thanks.

lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 5:39 pm

FatJohn wrote:Cache: cache (& trash cache) (folders!)


Where are these folders exactly? In .mozilla/firefox/MYPROFILE/ there is no cache folder.

lala1234
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 7:38 pm

lala1234 wrote:
FatJohn wrote:Cache: cache (& trash cache) (folders!)


Where are these folders exactly? In .mozilla/firefox/MYPROFILE/ there is no cache folder.


...that would be because i deleted it.

old FatJohn
 
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 9:06 pm

:)

TheSilb
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Post Posted January 7th, 2006, 10:08 pm

I download email sent to my Yahoo SBC mail address in Mozilla Firefox Browser.
But I really want to delete emails from the server, after I have downloaded them, so I dont have to see tham again, when I check email from another computer.
How the heck do I get my browser to delete downloaded emails?
Andrew

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