From a use case point of view this is a beginner question, but I think it is better answered here:
I have a portable Windows ‘installation’ of Julia at v:/bin/julia, including v:/bin/julia/.julia/artifacts. I am synchronizing all my portable stuff inside v:/bin simply by a robocopy job. Problem with julia is, the artifact dir has grown now to 17GB in size. Question is, can I exclude the directory and continue the sync/backup by copying only the remaining part? Is the ‘target’ installation after such an update able to detect its own - now possibly outdated - artifacts and maintaining them automatically (*), bringing them up to date? As a particular sub-question: Do I have to expect further growing of this directory, caused by undetected abandoned packages, or better, their uniquely hashed incarnations?
(*) I don’t mind about a required " ] update "