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Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.

Terminal - Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.
for i in ~/.adobe ~/.macromedia ; do ( rm $i/ -rf ; ln -s /dev/null $i ) ; done
2010-12-29 13:23:48
User: mhs
Functions: ln rm
Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.

Brute force way to block all LSO cookies on a Linux system with the non-free Flash browser plugin. Works just fine for my needs. Enjoy.


There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
adobenospy() { for I in ~/.adobe ~/.macromedia ; do ( [ -d $I ] && rm -rf $I ; ln -s -f /dev/null $I ) ; done }
2011-06-08 14:34:52
User: Timothy
Functions: ln rm

A safer way to block adobe and macromedia flash tracking and spyware

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Great idea to link to /dev/null!


Comment by bashrc 309 weeks and 6 days ago

there is a rumor that you can use ln -s -f where -f is force.

I personally never made it to work!

Comment by confiq 309 weeks and 4 days ago

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 stops working for me (Ubuntu 10.04 x64) after doing this

Comment by alperyilmaz 309 weeks and 1 day ago

Keeps USTREAM from displaying video

Comment by mhs 298 weeks and 3 days ago

Adobe no spying please, no Flash cookie tracking, good idea ... this version is better as there are no error messages, also suggest that you put it in or .bashrc:-

for A in ~/.adobe ~/.macromedia ; do ( [ -d $A ] && rm -rf $A ; ln -s -f /dev/null $A ) ; done

To make it a function as a one word bash command just do:

adobenospy() { commands; more_commands }

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