[OSM-talk] JOSM should delete image caches on exit

Tom Taylor tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 03:04:49 UTC 2014

I started a virus scan a couple of days ago and wondered why scanning 
seemed to hang up on a particular file. Investigating further I found it 
was a folder -- of cached Bing images dating back from the first days of 
my remote mapping activity to the present. There were 450,000 of them! 
It has taken me two days running at 100% computer utilization much of 
the time to get rid of them. (Maybe I did it wrong. Simply deleting the 
containing folder containing the last 150,000 just took a couple of 

Caching images for a given session makes lots of sense, but leaving them 
forever really does not. How do I put a request in to the JOSM 
developers to ensure that images caches are deleted upon exit from JOSM?

Tom Taylor

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