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In the root directory for one of my websites there is a subdirectory /tmp which contains a further directory /analog. Primarily this directory is used to store the analog stats for the site but there is also a file called "cache".

This file is quite large (currently around 8Mb) and eats into the space allowance for my site. When I look into it the first line reads "CACHE type 5 produced by analog 5.22/Unix. Do not modify or delete!" I cannot see that it is providing any useful purpose and wonder if it would be safe to delete it anyway.

I would very much like to know what this cache is for and if deleting it would be ok.
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What are the other lines in the file?  I use awstats6.1, and it produces dnscache files, and also files for each of the month it has stats for.
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CACHE type 5 produced by analog 5.22/Unix. Do not modify or delete!
T      0      0      1646611      167519      106      8218      4863343395
D      18233642      18252438
12662      72      207      24      316275
12662      73      9      9      123420
12662      74      450      24      675207
12662      75      306      36      965634
12662      76      147      12      396876
12662      77      456      33      951891
12662      79      282      21      691329
12662      80      108      12      88740
12662      81      342      36      1484091
12662      83      255      33      833787

The above is a sample taken from the file. I believe that it is a cache for the stats produced by the Analog programme. I do not need these stats as I have another programme handling that for me.
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If you dont use analog, then you can delete it without a problem....your web host will probably recreate it tho.
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