Why does restic store over 2GB of data in ~/Library/Cache/restic?

OS: macOS

I’m cleaning stuff off my drive (now that it’s backed up with restic) and I found a cache in my ~/Library/Cache/restic folder. Why?

I assume I can safely delete this?

This is a cache of indexes and trees in the repository so that restic can deduplicate objects much faster in scenarios where you are running backups on a regular basis.

Yes. The cache will be reconstructed the next time you run a backup, unless you specify --no-cache.

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