No I did not change that variable. I have looked into the content of the “caches/artifacts-23/filestore” and what takes up so much space is external dependencies (not module dependencies) to our own projects located in:
Inside this folder 21 of external dependencies to our own projects are stored which makes sense (besides that they are stored inside the multi-project).
If I go to the “jar” folder of one of the dependencies:
there is a list of 18 folders named with something like a UUID. Each folder containing the actual "my_external_dep-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar.
And this is the case for all the external dependencies which explains the disk consumption.
I build each project with “–refresh-dependencies” since I always need to get the latest external dependencies from artifactory.
But it still bothers me that all dependencies are stored INSIDE each of my gradle projects.