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Clear Java cache folder for extra drive space Apps
By default, all Java applets you view online are downloaded and stored in ~/Library/Caches/Java Applets/cache/javapi/v1.0. Also by default, this folder can amass over 50 MB of Java applets -- though it's not much in these days of 120GB hard drives, older computers might need some extra space to keep running smoothly.

If you navigate to /Applications -> Utilities -> Java, and launch the Java 1.4.2 Plugin Settings program, you can adjust the settings for caching. On the "Cache" tab, you can view the cache, clear it, and set how much space you want to reserve for the cache. If you don't mind the performance hit, you can turn on Jar Compression, which will compress the applets you download.

It also would probably be a good idea to clear the Java 1.3.1 cache. In the Java 1.3.1 Plugin Settings program, also in the "Cache" tab (anyone else notice the leftover Jaguar tabs?), you can clear the cache folder with the press of a button.
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Clear Java cache folder for extra drive space
Authored by: gidds on Aug 16, '04 01:59:16PM
If you need extra space, why not just clear the whole of ~/Library/Caches/? That also clears out Safari's web caches and various other bits and pieces. Other places ripe for a cleanup are ~/Application Support/Camino/Cache, ~/Library/Logs, ~/Library/Safari/Icons, ~/.jpi_cache, ~/.dvdcss, and /var/log/*.gz, along with all the .DS_Store files that the Finder drops around the place.


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Clear Java cache folder for extra drive space
Authored by: smilec on Aug 17, '04 04:45:01AM

I frequently run into disk space trouble on my 20GB iBook:

Can't you just delete the whole lot associated with Java 1.3.1 and Java 1.3?

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