[xubuntu-users] .goutputstream-APN9XA -- what's this seems to be generated each day

dg1727 dg1727 at hushmail.com
Wed Sep 12 16:47:42 UTC 2012

On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:59:34 -0400 dg1727 <dg1727 at hushmail.com> 
>On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:58:55 -0400 Andy Proctor 
><xubuntu.list at gpshelp.co.uk> wrote:
>>On 11/09/12 21:40, James Freer wrote:
>>> [xubuntu 12.04]
>>> I'd be grateful if someone could advise what the above file is -
>>> seems to be generated each day in root 0 bytes. Never had this 
>>> in previous releases.
>>I use xubuntu/xfce of course not gnome but still get them so 
>>suspect an application is using the library and not cleaning up 
>>properly. Should be safe to delete them "rm ~/.goutputstream-*" 
>>as I have seen no negative effects of doing this. The delete 
>>command could also be put into the login script to do this 
>>automatically if you want.
>Specifically, Dennis Baurichter wrote in the bug report (URL is 
>below) on 2012-08-28:
>> Just put this command into autorun (in system menu top left on 
>> screen):

In that menu in XFCE (Applications Menu), the place to add the 
command is Settings > Settings Manager > Session and Startup > 
Application Autostart tab.  I have set the Description to something 
Workaround for Launchpad.net issue 984785
... to remind me what this autostart item does, and so I can find 
it and remove it once the issue is fixed.  

>> sh -c "rm ~/.goutputstream-*"
>(Obviously, leave out the ">" that was used for quoting in this 
>>There is a bug report
>The bug report is https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/984785


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