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I'm trying the following but not having any success in seeing anything cleared:

rm -R /Users//Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/.default/Cache

Thanks!

  • To see where Firefox is storing the disk cache, in the address bar type about:cache and press Enter. Look at Storage disk location: under disk for the correct location. I'm running the latest, at this moment anyway, 44.0.2 and the location is: $HOME/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/*.default/cache2 – user3439894 Feb 29 '16 at 1:41
  • The History is kept in an SQL Database named places.sqlite and there may also be a write-ahead log file, named places.sqlite-wal, both located in: "$HOME/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/*.default/" – user3439894 Feb 29 '16 at 17:05
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I think you're looking in the wrong folder. The more recent versions of Firefox put it here. You may want to alter your command slightly to delete folders as well.

rm -rf /Users/<username>/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/<xxx>.default/cache2
  • To see where Firefox is storing the disk cache, in the address bar type about:cache and press Enter. Look at Storage disk location: under disk for the correct location. I'm running the latest, at this moment anyway, 44.0.2 and the location is: $HOME/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/*.default/cache2 – user3439894 Feb 29 '16 at 1:44
  • Hey, thanks for the help. I believe that I am having some success, but come with another question. This seems to do the ticket: rm -rf /Users/*/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/*.default/cache2 I was able to verify using about:cache (under disk) that the # of entries decreased after running the script. However, is there a way that this would also clear the browsing history? Thanks! – Andy Berg Feb 29 '16 at 15:27
  • Thanks, I adjusted my path to cache2. As mentioned in a comment above, history is stored in that places.sqllite file. kb.mozillazine.org/Places.sqlite – Hefewe1zen Mar 2 '16 at 1:26

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