I joined a couple of Garry's Mod servers using the game's native Linux client and noticed that it downloaded multiple gigabytes of files while doing so. I believe it said it downloaded these from the Steam Workshop, however I do not see any new subscriptions there. Where are these files stored on Linux, and what's the best way to remove them?

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There's a Steam Community guide for that. It's from 2014, but still active.

  • Go to .../Steam/steamapps/common/GarrysMod/garrysmod. On Linux it should be inside ~/.steam by default, on Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam (just C:\Program Files\Steam on 32-bit Windows), and on Mac ~/Library/Application Support/Steam.

  • Delete the entire cache folder, or just the contents.

  • Delete the contents of the following folders at your discretion: downloads, download, Demos, Saves Screenshots, Videos, Dupes. The download folder is things received directly from servers and the downloads folder is Steam Workshop content.

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