Ubuntu – Are .goutputstream-xxxxx files created in home folder?


I find a lot of files with names of the like


where xxxxx are some alphanumeric characters.

Here is a screenshot of the home folder

screenshot of home folder

Any idea why I should keep these or can I remove and also stop further creation?

Best Answer

  • This is a bug - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm/+bug/984785

    Pretty sure it's not ubuntu one - I don't have it here and have the files.

    I delete them every now and again, not caused me any issues.

    You can run this command in a terminal to delete them all:

    cd && rm .goutputstream-* -v
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