Clean cache when atom starts


#1

hi all!
sometimes happens that I open a file with atom (windows with right click on explorer) it opens many files, like it remember the last opened files… and atom freeze, also if I close and reopen, the situation is the same.

it’s possible reset and restart atom clean?

thanks


#2

I think atom --safe will do that.


#3

thanks mark, after loading with --safe, I opened via explorer, the files are all opened like before but now doesn’t crash yet


#4

So you have a package that is causing the problem. You should try turning some off packages and some on to find out what causes this. The you should report a bug to the offending package repo.


#5

Also, try clearing the content of the ~/.atom/storage directory, some package may look broken from time to time when the version of storage data has changed.


#6

thanks, but in the .atom/storage is also stored a cache of the files opened in certain folder? i need to clean this! :wink:


#7

Yep, in the storage there’s a file for each project, in this file you’ll find all the serialized state of the project when you quit it last time, including the panes and files opens in each.


#8

I have the same error if the Pigments plugin is turned on, otherwise everything is working fine


#9

Hi to all!
I’m using last version of Atom on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5
Atom is not wokring ok, every 10 minutes is restarting while I’m working on a code.
Could this be because of the cache?
Where is the .atom/storage?
Thanks!


#10

Perhaps start at…
http://flight-manual.atom.io/hacking-atom/sections/debugging/#platform-mac


#11

Thanks for the answer.
I’m getting troubles with the first instruction: "start Atom from the terminal in safe mode:

atom --safe"

I’m getting in the terminal: atom --atom --safe does not exist.

Trying to find how to initiate in safe mode atom in other sites, with a longer instruction about the Terminal…but without success until now…


#12

Hello.

I need your help on this one. From your reply it is not clear to me…
do you know how to execute a text command in the terminal?

To be honest -
The colour Blue has more knowledge about Mondays than I know about a Mac.

The following link looks helpful enough in how to open a terminal:
https://www.wikihow.com/Open-a-Terminal-Window-in-Mac

Also…
https://www.wikihow.com/Open-Applications-Using-Terminal-on-Mac


Inside the terminal there needs only to be typed:

atom --safe

and then the Enter key.


Please see what this does for you…
a screen photo would be super helpful as feedback to us.


#13

Really kind, thank you.
I’m typing the instruction, and the terminal says atom: command not found
I will try to re-install atom in my Mac
Thanks a lot!