browser.cache.disk.parent_directory in firefox

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Sep 15 11:52:49 UTC 2008

Rich Winkel <rich at> writes:

> I'd like to move firefox's cache dir into tmp, under a user-specific
> parent directory.  How can I specify the userid in the argument to
> browser.cache.disk.parent_directory in the system-wide firefox.js settings
> file?
> Something like
> user_pref("browser.cache.disk.parent_directory", "/tmp/ffCache/$USER");

Sounds like a question that would be better asked of the mozilla

You could always try a symbolic-link approach...

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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