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  1. #1
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    What are these files?

    I'm seeing
    Code:
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 Apr 29 23:09 .goutputstream-1M84CW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  5 13:09 .goutputstream-2DJZDW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  4 23:59 .goutputstream-6AMPDW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  3 13:28 .goutputstream-HN3PDW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  1 08:32 .goutputstream-PT56CW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  2 12:58 .goutputstream-SQLZDW
    -rw-------  1 user user       0 May  1 13:03 .goutputstream-USQADW
    in my home folder. I don't recall seeing them in 11.04 or 11.10.

  2. #2
    PaulW2U is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: What are these files?

    It was discussed here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1938825&page=1 - a quick Google search suggests that they're temporary files which should have been deleted.

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    Re: What are these files?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW2U View Post
    It was discussed here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1938825&page=1 - a quick Google search suggests that they're temporary files which should have been deleted.
    Oops! Thanks for the link. I'll request that this thread be deleted.

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    Re: What are these files?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Oops! Thanks for the link. I'll request that this thread be deleted.
    Marked it as solved as we don't delete threads.
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    Re: What are these files?

    Regarding all those .goutputstream-XXXXX showing up in the home folder as per this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...utstream+files

    In my case those files stopped accumulating when I started logging out before shutting down or restarting. Seems like there is a process running that doesn't like being unceremoniously shut down

    This is just guessing on my part. I'm not very experienced in this stuff.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by alr1969; May 6th, 2012 at 11:07 AM.

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    Re: What are these files?

    I've just been researching this on my machine and was pointed to this thread from this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...us/+bug/984785

    Some posts there suggest that removing ubuntuone eliminates the issue, this combined with the above post #5 would kind of lead me to belive shutdown isn't handling U1 correctly, just a guess.

    Shouldn't "shutdowns" first order of business be to log you out?
    Last edited by DGINSD; May 21st, 2012 at 12:52 AM.
    What I'm dealin' with:
    HP Pavilion G6-1D60US, dual booted: Ubuntu 16.04 64bit, & Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 640 gig HDD, 4 gig RAM

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