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I was wondering what processes exactly use the cache directory inside my theme's directory. More specifically, I am wondering if I should add any of those files to my git repo.

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What theme are you using? Without knowing, it's hard to say for sure, but, as a rule of thumb, files in a directory named "cache" typically do not need to be added to an SCM repo. – Devin Humbert Mar 10 '12 at 8:35
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If you use someway "compilable" WordPress theme (are they exist?!) cache-dir may contain theme-files, processed by some tools and prepared for using by httpd-server of site.

As all and any artifacts, constructed from versioned data, these files can and have be excluded from versioning - everybody will be able to rebuild these files from versioned source files

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