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Darth Marley
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:53 am    Post subject: Dragon player question. Reply with quote

I notice that with Dragon, it remembers where a video file was when it was stopped last viewing.

Suppose I am watching my albino zombie porn, and hit stop.
This means I have an embarassing file name, and a position in the file stored somewhere on the disk.

Where does such information live and how can it be removed?

Taking items out of history does not zap such stored information it seems.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with this media player, but presumably it's stored in ~/.dragon or some such. If the specific information you seek is stored so that it can easily be removed by itself, I don't know, otherwise you'd have to clean out the entire dir, which would likely wipe all your settings.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Dragon player question. Reply with quote

Darth Marley wrote:
how can it be removed?


1/ Locally on Dragon Player :
- Hit "Play Media"
- Within the list : Right-Click + Clear List

2/ Under KDE, do not forget that you get a "Recently Used" entry under the KDE menu =>
- Select "Recently used" under the KDE menu
- In the list of documents : Right-Click + Clear recent documents

3/ Do not forget that you also get under KDE menu's / Applications / Utilities an entry named "system Cleaner"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While learning Linux for a while now, it has been mind-boggling how much things seem to insist on recording history and no option to normally/easily simply disable such behavior. Even KDE itself does that and I've gone to the extent of write protecting files I've found to be used for this, so that no one can write into them.
Crude, I know, but it works for me at least until I learn of better ways. ;^^
Mainly did this for KDE kicker or launcher widget or how you want to call it, and SMplayer, though KDE still shows recently used applications for the session...

I couldn't find where Dragon hides them with a quick look-see, but surely it's somewhere there.

And it's not like I want to hide something, I do what I want with my machine and no one else uses it, but I simply dislike it when things keep a history and stuff, I have NO use whatsoever for such a feature!
This is a bit confuddling because one of the things I so positively surprised about, was how customizable things are (for Gentoo especially), though of course I had an idea of it before really getting into it but this "keeping records" thing really is even angering me at times a little if I like an application, but then it does something I can't change without really digging into it...

Very similar to some of the media-players I've tried, their settings were so limited, though I found SMplayer to be pretty close to everything I wanted.


Meh, end of rant, sorry. ;^^
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check in
Code:
~/.kde4/share/config/dragonplayerrc
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: Dragon player question. Reply with quote

aCOSwt wrote:
Darth Marley wrote:
how can it be removed?


1/ Locally on Dragon Player :
- Hit "Play Media"
- Within the list : Right-Click + Clear List

2/ Under KDE, do not forget that you get a "Recently Used" entry under the KDE menu =>
- Select "Recently used" under the KDE menu
- In the list of documents : Right-Click + Clear recent documents

3/ Do not forget that you also get under KDE menu's / Applications / Utilities an entry named "system Cleaner"


None of that actually clears the actual history.
It just removed it from list of recent.
I can clear the history lists, but Dragon still remembers where I was in a given file i tried to remove the history for.
That is what tells me that it isn't properly sanitizing such information.

People who like to clear their cache and such things are likely leaving information behind when using this palyer.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If running Sweeper does not clear DragonPlayer's recent documents, you should file a bug on bugs.kde.org.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude.

Albino Zombie Porn. 8O

That's 3 words I had never contemplating using any 2 of in the same sentence, and you've somehow made all 3 of them into a single thing of irresistibly compelling curiosity. I don't think I would be even remotely interested were it just 2 of those words, but you have induced the Howard Stern effect and I need to see it, even though I know beyond reasonable doubt that I will be permanently scarred by the experience. This sort of thing goes all the way back to Pandora, but I didn't know they had albino zombie porn back then and I had never thought Pandora would be into that either.

But I'm not here to judge you! :D

I'm not sure what degree of privacy you're looking for. For my purposes I just add an account for everyone who might use the computer, and make sure I'm logged out when somebody comes over.

Alternately, you could do something like this:
Code:

cd
find . -type f -print | xargs grep -il 'albino zombie porn'


That should list the name of anything in your home directory which contains that phrase.

You may also want to :
Code:

sudo su -
cd /var/log
find . -type f -print | xargs grep -il 'albino zombie porn'


Because if they're saving it in someplace and not deleting it when you clear history, there's no telling if they'll write it to a system log too.

For that matter, you might be better off generalizing your search term to 'porn'.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the one liner.
I am really not concerned about my privacy so much as wondering why the damn thing works the way it does.

As I see it, when you clear history, it should not remember where in a file your were after you cleared history.

Yet it does!
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

---necro---
5 year necro, apologies. I'm posting here because it comes up on searching for this issue online.

As i4dnf said half a decade ago, your entire history of viewed files with dragon player is stored in:

Code:
~/.kde4/share/config/dragonplayerrc


No command or cleaner I'm aware of clears this history. The option to clear history does not remove the history, only the copy of it under "recent".
Dragon Player will complain on start if it cannot write this file!


What worked for me:

Code:
ln  -s  /dev/null  ~/.kde/share/config/dragonplayerrc


A wiser solution may be to recompile dragon player to not hoard your data like some creepy porn historian, or to not insist that the resource file be writable on startup (so you could have a known good template and write protect it).
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