Is it safe to delete these folders?

Drumrocker365

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Apr 15, 2014
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Hi guys,

I'm wondering if it's safe to delete the following folders:

/home/.cpan
/home/.cpanm
/home/.cpcpan

Not really sure what they're doing or if I need them or not. Can I safely delete them?
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello :)

These directories include Perl module sources and information for connection mirrors. While you could remove the directories, they would regenerate. Is there a specific reason you require their removal?

Thank you.
 

Drumrocker365

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Apr 15, 2014
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Hello :)

These directories include Perl module sources and information for connection mirrors. While you could remove the directories, they would regenerate. Is there a specific reason you require their removal?

Thank you.
I don't need/require removal of these folders. I just wanted to know if they were necessary (and now I know they are) or not, as I tend to be a clean freak about what's on my hard drive - I don't like extra files I don't absolutely need!
 

cPanelMichael

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Yes, you can leave those directories in-place as it's normal to see them there and they are used by cPanel/WHM.

Thank you.