Issue 2182 Tag Darcs cache directory with CACHEDIR.TAG

Title Tag Darcs cache directory with CACHEDIR.TAG
Priority wishlist Status given-up
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List MaicoLeberle, jaredj, mdiaz, nomeata
Assigned To MaicoLeberle
Topics ProbablyEasy

Created on 2012-04-20.19:53:47 by nomeata, last changed 2017-07-31.01:53:42 by gh.

msg15584 (view) Author: nomeata Date: 2012-04-20.19:53:46
Originally reported at

Darcs creates a cache directory in the user's home directory.  Various
backup utilities can automatically exclude cache directories if tagged
via the "Cache Directory Tagging" standard
(http://www.brynosaurus.com/cachedir/).  Doing so requires creating a
file CACHEDIR.TAG in the cache directory, containing the contents
"Signature: 8a477f597d28d172789f06886806bc55".  Please consider
implementing this standard by creating this file, so that backup
software can automatically exclude this cache.
msg15617 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2012-04-25.14:27:46
Hooray, a good ProbablyEasy candidate!
msg17245 (view) Author: gh Date: 2014-03-29.22:26:56
Since a couple of months darcs puts the cache in ~/.cache/darcs
($XDG_CACHE_HOME/darcs/) so I don't know if this is still useful.

On the 51 directories I have inside my ~/.cache/ only one (fontconfig)
has this CACHEDIR.TAG file.
Date User Action Args
2012-04-20 19:53:47nomeatacreate
2012-04-25 14:27:48koweysetstatus: unknown -> needs-implementation
topic: + ProbablyEasy
messages: + msg15617
nosy: + jaredj
title: Please tag Darcs cache directory with CACHEDIR.TAG -> Tag Darcs cache directory with CACHEDIR.TAG
2014-03-22 23:39:43ghsetassignedto: mdiaz
nosy: + mdiaz
2014-03-29 22:26:58ghsetmessages: + msg17245
2015-03-27 22:37:11ghsetassignedto: mdiaz -> MaicoLeberle
nosy: + MaicoLeberle
2017-07-31 01:53:42ghsetstatus: needs-implementation -> given-up