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Cleanup Beagle Search Cache after Removing Beagle

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If you are like me, you’ve just gotten the news about the new Google Desktop client for Linux, and you are removing the current Beagle search for Ubuntu so you can replace it with Google instead.

The only problem is that the Beagle search had a huge cache of data left behind after removing the package, in this hidden directory:


On my test system, that directory is /home/geek/.beagle/ and it turned out to have 141mb wasting space. I suppose it could have been worse… my main system has 1GB of data sitting there.


Note: This article assumes that you’ve already removed Beagle, and that you don’t want the search cache to remain.

Navigate in the File Browser to your home directory, and then hit the Ctrl+H key combination to see the hidden files. You should see .beagle in the list.


Just delete the folder, and you should be all done. (Of course, you could do this from the command line instead like I did)

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/27/07

Comments (5)

  1. balsagoth

    I use debian but without gnome or kde. I do i start this thing? thank you.

  2. balsagoth

    If anyone want start it from command line use /opt/google/desktop/bin/gdlinux


  3. pavpan

    My question is (and maybe its a little off topic) is: where do you get that sick skin?

  4. The Geek


    The window borders are Smoothie-Roundcorners, the icons are OSX_MOD, and the controls are Nimbus. I imagine I got them all from the gnome-look site.

    You should also check out this guide, which is sweet:

  5. Andrew Z.

    Also BleachBit deletes Beagle cache using a simple graphical interface

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