Delete Electron cache

#1

I had recently removed the electron dependency which I had accidentally installed one day, and my projects space was really high. I went to see what was using the space up so much and this is what I got:

app@cmb:~ 20:28 
$ du -h
150M    ./.cache/electron
1.0K    ./.cache/yarn/v4/.tmp
2.0K    ./.cache/yarn/v4
3.0K    ./.cache/yarn
150M    ./.cache
1.0K    ./data
16K     ./z/public
3.0K    ./z/views
20K     ./z
30K     ./events
4.0K    ./build
1.0K    ./publix
1.0K    ./public
484K    ./.git/logs/refs/heads
485K    ./.git/logs/refs
969K    ./.git/logs
20K     ./.git/hooks
1.0K    ./.git/branches
27K     ./.git/objects/f6
3.0K    ./.git/objects/ff
2.0K    ./.git/objects/b6
4.0K    ./.git/objects/1c
2.0K    ./.git/objects/88
2.0K    ./.git/objects/65
2.0K    ./.git/objects/94
2.0K    ./.git/objects/98
2.0K    ./.git/objects/4c
2.0K    ./.git/objects/7d
2.0K    ./.git/objects/07
2.0K    ./.git/objects/73
2.0K    ./.git/objects/df
2.0K    ./.git/objects/f9
4.0K    ./.git/objects/06
2.0K    ./.git/objects/d3
2.0K    ./.git/objects/bd
2.0K    ./.git/objects/2d
3.0K    ./.git/objects/a8
2.0K    ./.git/objects/ef
2.0K    ./.git/objects/21
2.0K    ./.git/objects/fd
2.0K    ./.git/objects/16
4.0K    ./.git/objects/b5
13M     ./.git/objects/pack
2.0K    ./.git/objects/e3
2.0K    ./.git/objects/83
2.0K    ./.git/objects/d7
2.0K    ./.git/objects/b3
2.0K    ./.git/objects/12
2.0K    ./.git/objects/cd
27K     ./.git/objects/71
2.0K    ./.git/objects/2c
3.0K    ./.git/objects/23
2.0K    ./.git/objects/dc
3.0K    ./.git/objects/66
2.0K    ./.git/objects/af
2.0K    ./.git/objects/8d
4.0K    ./.git/objects/d1
2.0K    ./.git/objects/d0
3.0K    ./.git/objects/58
2.0K    ./.git/objects/7f
2.0K    ./.git/objects/b7
2.0K    ./.git/objects/20
2.0K    ./.git/objects/cb
4.0K    ./.git/objects/22
3.0K    ./.git/objects/ca
2.0K    ./.git/objects/2e
2.0K    ./.git/objects/48
2.0K    ./.git/objects/bc
2.0K    ./.git/objects/f7
2.0K    ./.git/objects/69
2.0K    ./.git/objects/03
2.0K    ./.git/objects/a9
2.0K    ./.git/objects/19
2.0K    ./.git/objects/47
3.0K    ./.git/objects/36
2.0K    ./.git/objects/0f
2.0K    ./.git/objects/6d
2.0K    ./.git/objects/9c
2.0K    ./.git/objects/5b
2.0K    ./.git/objects/ee
2.0K    ./.git/objects/info
2.0K    ./.git/objects/6b
3.0K    ./.git/objects/6c
29K     ./.git/objects/a7
3.0K    ./.git/objects/3a
4.0K    ./.git/objects/30
2.0K    ./.git/objects/3f
2.0K    ./.git/objects/41
2.0K    ./.git/objects/91
2.0K    ./.git/objects/14
2.0K    ./.git/objects/6f
2.0K    ./.git/objects/32
2.0K    ./.git/objects/2b
14M     ./.git/objects
3.0K    ./.git/info
1.0K    ./.git/refs/tags
2.0K    ./.git/refs/heads
4.0K    ./.git/refs
15M     ./.git
15K     ./commands/CreatorOnlyCommands
8.0K    ./commands/memes
1.0K    ./commands/music
1.0K    ./commands/CreatorOnlyCommandsCommands
1.0K    ./commands/ownerOnlyCommands
1.0K    ./commands/eastereggs
5.0K    ./commands/database
1.0K    ./commands/Owner
26K     ./commands/currency
20K     ./commands/generator
1.0K    ./commands/mdoules
17K     ./commands/moderation
44K     ./commands/general
2.0K    ./commands/modules
4.0K    ./commands/serversettings
15K     ./commands/NSFW
165K    ./commands
2.0K    ./settings
1.0K    ./website/public
1.0K    ./website/views
3.0K    ./website
5.0K    ./.config/configstore
7.0K    ./.config
1.0K    ./views
1.0K    ./currency
1.0K    ./enmapFunctions
1.0K    ./.data
1.0K    ./shards
3.0K    ./modules
1.0K    ./ws/public/css
2.0K    ./ws/public
1.0K    ./ws/layout
1.0K    ./ws/views/ws/views
2.0K    ./ws/views/ws
3.0K    ./ws/views
1.0K    ./ws/layouta
1.0K    ./ws/layouts
9.0K    ./ws
10K     ./assets
166M    .

I could see that the electron cache was taking a lot of space, and would like to know how to remove it.
Project name is: CMB

#2

Hey @Callum-OKane it seems like you might want to make sure .cache is gitignored if its not, for one thing. Aside from that is there any reason you can’t just rm -rf .cache/electron in your project’s console?

Also when you’re digging into this kind of stuff I find du -hd1 useful because it sums disk usage to all the top-level directories from where you’re checking. So in this case you’d see that .cache was large and then you could run du -hd1 .cache to see what’s taking up the space in that folder. That saves you from having to sort through all the .git subdirectories, for instance.

#3

My project seems to keep getting stuck on Fetching project again, and seems to happen very often now.
How can I stop this from happening a lot?