UbuntuList: ".goutputstream-..." files

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 17:52:25 UTC 2014

On Tue, 10 Jun 2014, M.Ross wrote:
> UbuntuList: ".goutputstream-..." files
> Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a Lenovo R60e laptop.
> 3.8.0-41-generic (#60~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 16 00:17:33 UTC 2014)
> updated with latest Ubuntu I think; &;
> If I missed an old post on this let me know...; So:
> Why is this Home directory loaded with 0 byte ".goutputstream-..." files? 
> Normally hidden of course!
> I deleted hundreds in the past, they keep generating! This cannot be normal! 
> The entries alone are overloading the drive. Any solutions other than to 
> manually delete them periodically?

It was a bug in 12.04 which was sorted out for 13.10. One file is generated 
each time you log in - I used to manually delete mine at the weekend. Easiest 
to install 14.04 tbh. Someone did post a way of deleting them automatically but 
I can't remember now.


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