.yjp directory - any value at all ?

What is the purpose of the .yjp directory ? It appears to contain Idea logs (IntellijIdea13-nnnn.log) and on my current machine seems to start in September 2013 and so far has over 330Mbyte - not a tremendous amount these days but as I was looking around for disc space to delete it did look like a candidate. On linux it's directly under the user's home/username directory.

Is there any value at all in the contents ? I suppose that they may be useful information about a particular session but after the event they seem a complete waste of space. So can you confirm that they can be deleted without any problems ? I would ensure Idea isn't running at the time, of course.

graham

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The .yjp directory is whereYourKit Java Profiler stores its data. The InteliJ IDEA EAP versions have the YourKit agent enabled in them. So it is the rememts of running an EAP or from taking a CPU or memory Snapshot in IDEA at some point. You can delete without any issues.

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Thanks - I did suspect that it was safe to delete but it's always better to know first... but I did think that I was now using a full version, perhaps the previous EAPs left something around that causes it, but no problems really.

graham

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Any chance we could run an EAP version and yet disable the saving of this file? Or get it to save to the XDG_CACHE_HOME directory?

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As it was found there is an option to define YOURKIT_HOME environment variable to change it.

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