UbuntuList: ".goutputstream-..." files

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 08:39:35 UTC 2014


On Mon, 16 Jun 2014, Jkhatri wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 June 2014 07:32 PM, 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?
> 
> 
> I've done.... you can do ..... created a hidden file in home folder containing
> following in it
> 
> rm -rf .goutputstream-*
> 
> 
> and put that files in startup  using /etc/rc.local
> Jatin Khatri

I wish I'd known that as it would have saved me doing it manually on 12.04. 
Easiest to upgrade to 14.04 tbh.
-james


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