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    Question how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    I have always in my "Documents" a folder named "Writer's Cafe Documents". It's empty. I have deleted it several times, but it reappears always.
    I have never installed such application, as far as I can remember or know.
    Does anybody know how to get rid of that folder forever?

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    I just checked my Documents folder and there is no such entry.

    Is this "Writer's Cafe" folder present for you after a new, standard installation?

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    On 07/06/2013 01:16 PM, wrbbt wrote:
    >
    > I have always in my "Documents" a folder named "Writer's Cafe
    > Documents". It's empty. I have deleted it several times, but it
    > reappears always.
    > I have never installed such application, as far as I can remember or
    > know.
    > Does anybody know how to get rid of that folder forever?
    >
    >


    sounds like someone (maybe not you) installed a program called
    Writer's Cafe http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/ and apparently
    either left it installed, or left some parts of it installed though
    an incomplete uninstall (and what is left is trying to run and each
    time it does i recreates that directory..

    you might try this, in a user terminal

    Code:
    which writerscafe
    rpm -qa | grep writercafe
    cat /var/log/zypp/history | grep writercafe
    and please copy/paste the in/output back to this thread using the
    instructions here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 07/06/2013 01:16 PM, wrbbt wrote:
    >
    > I have always in my "Documents" a folder named "Writer's Cafe
    > Documents". It's empty. I have deleted it several times, but it
    > reappears always.
    > I have never installed such application, as far as I can remember or
    > know.
    > Does anybody know how to get rid of that folder forever?
    >
    >


    sounds like someone (maybe not you) installed a program called
    Writer's Cafe http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/ and apparently
    either left it installed, or left some parts of it installed though
    an incomplete uninstall (and what is left is trying to run and each
    time it does i recreates that directory..

    you might try this, in a user terminal

    Code:
    which writerscafe
    rpm -qa | grep writercafe
    cat /var/log/zypp/history | grep writercafe
    and please copy/paste the in/output back to this thread using the
    instructions here: Posting in Code Tags - A Guide

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    No output whatsoever.

    Code:
    wrbbt:~> which writerscafe
    which: no writerscafe in (/home/wrbbt/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games)
    Code:
    wrbbt:~> rpm -qa | grep writerscafe
    Code:
    wrbbt:~> cat /var/log/zypp/history | grep writerscafe
    Anyway, I have found a ~/.Writer's Cafe Documents
    this one was in ~ the one I referred in my first post was in ~/Documents and not hidden.
    Appart from that, the one in ~/Documents was empty, and the one in ~ was not.
    I have deleted both. Let's see if this is enough.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    On 2013-07-06 15:56, wrbbt wrote:
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    > No output whatsoever.



    Try changing to "grep -i ...."

    Try also with "locate writecafe", assuming locate is installed. If not,
    you will have to try with 'find'.

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-07-06 15:56, wrbbt wrote:
    >
    > No output whatsoever.



    Try changing to "grep -i ...."

    Try also with "locate writecafe", assuming locate is installed. If not,
    you will have to try with 'find'.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    After my last post I tried "locate Cafe" and had some output
    Code:
    wrbbt:~> locate Cafe
    /home/wrbbt/.config/writerscafe2
    I have deleted that folder too.

    Let's hope this is enough.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    No way. The folder is always there. I don't know who creates it every time the computer starts up.
    It seems that there is no other file related to this
    Code:
    wrbbt:~> locate Cafe
    /home/jds/Documents/Writer's Cafe Documents
    Finally I decided to add a line in .bashrc
    Code:
    /bin/rm -r ~/Documents/Writer\'s\ Cafe\ Documents
    Maybe it's not a good solution, but I was already annoyed with that folder.

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    On 2013-07-12 10:46, wrbbt wrote:
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    > No way. The folder is always there. I don't know who creates it every
    > time the computer starts up.


    There is a method with Apparmor to block certain files, If there is a
    write attempt, the application that does it is denied access, and the
    event is reported.

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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    Quote Originally Posted by wrbbt View Post
    No way. The folder is always there. I don't know who creates it every time the computer starts up.
    It seems that there is no other file related to this
    Code:
    wrbbt:~> locate Cafe
    /home/jds/Documents/Writer's Cafe Documents
    Finally I decided to add a line in .bashrc
    Code:
    /bin/rm -r ~/Documents/Writer\'s\ Cafe\ Documents
    Maybe it's not a good solution, but I was already annoyed with that folder.
    That's no solution at all. What else is the thing that's doing this doing. Go through the autostart folders, check your ~/bin, check the services in Yast. Like said, something is causing this, and it might do other things. Also check running processes
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    Default Re: how to get rid of writer's cafe folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    That's no solution at all. What else is the thing that's doing this doing. Go through the autostart folders, check your ~/bin, check the services in Yast. Like said, something is causing this, and it might do other things. Also check running processes
    Thank you, Knurpht. I have checked all those things and found nothing odd. Maybe my knowledge is not enough to detect the problem.
    Anyway, I don't think that folder (or the process that creates it) may cause any damage because this has been going on for quite a number of months and I have noticed nothing strange (apart from the folder itself). It's only that I ended up getting annoyed with that folder that shows up everyday.

    Of course, any other idea will be welcome.

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