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    Default Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    Running 42.1 with KDE desktop. When I look in my root directory with dolphin there are a stack of files which I do not understand like this:-

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    klauncherXM4550.1.slave-socket
    Where do they come from, what are they for and can I delete them, if so how?

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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    I'm running 42.2, and not seeing anything like that.

    The timestamp on my root directory is Nov 16th, so nothing was written to it more recently than that.

    I have mounted my 42.1 root directory to check. The only weird file that I find there is named ".readahead". I don't know what put that there, but I assume that I could delete it.
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    Google and you'll see what readahead is
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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Running 42.1 with KDE desktop. When I look in my root directory with dolphin there are a stack of files which I do not understand like this:-

    Code:
    klauncherXM4550.1.slave-socket
    Where do they come from, what are they for and can I delete them, if so how?

    Budgei2
    Code:
    ls -l
    and show us the full list?
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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    I get these regularly in my home folder. I delete them periodically and have not noticed any ill-affects.
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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Running 42.1 with KDE desktop. When I look in my root directory with dolphin there are a stack of files which I do not understand like this:-

    Code:
    klauncherXM4550.1.slave-socket
    Where do they come from, what are they for and can I delete them, if so how?

    Budgei2
    Please show information:
    Code:
    ls -l /
    so we can see that it is there and who is the owner, etc., etc.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    Can you check if these are generated when you run File manager - Super User Mode or Terminal - Super User Mode?

    It could be this issue: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356098

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmargeti34 View Post
    Can you check if these are generated when you run File manager - Super User Mode or Terminal - Super User Mode?

    It could be this issue: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356098
    I think you're right, but we won't know until the OP has posted the output requested. On my TW install I noticed these files a couple of months ago ( IIRC september ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Please show information:
    Code:
    ls -l /
    so we can see that it is there and who is the owner, etc., etc.
    Matbe better
    Code:
    ls -l /root
    But indeed SHOW something, The only way to avoid confusion and tell facts.
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    Default Re: Persistant files in root directory - What are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Please show information:
    Code:
    ls -l /
    so we can see that it is there and who is the owner, etc., etc.
    Hi Henk,
    Sorry about delay. Been real busy for a while. Here is fuller picture:-

    Code:
    alastair@ibmserver2:/> ls -l
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  1776 Dec  6 15:54 bin
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  1014 Nov  3 15:10 boot
    drwxrwxr-x   4 root root    52 Feb 22  2016 data
    drwxr-xr-x  19 root root  4080 Nov 28 10:13 dev
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  5320 Dec  7 15:08 etc
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root root    22 Mar 11  2016 home
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 20  2016 klauncherT10088.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 22  2016 klauncherT11116.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Nov 21 18:13 klauncherT11983.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Dec  7 00:01 klauncherT17374.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 21  2016 klauncherT19388.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 21  2016 klauncherT19490.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 21  2016 klauncherT19703.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 21  2016 klauncherT19814.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 21  2016 klauncherT24174.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 22  2016 klauncherT24618.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 18  2016 klauncherT25877.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 26  2016 klauncherT27105.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Aug 28 00:05 klauncherT27133.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Nov 20 23:54 klauncherT28469.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Nov 21 00:04 klauncherT28647.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Nov 21 00:17 klauncherT28859.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 May  3  2016 klauncherT29777.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Mar  8  2016 klauncherT30915.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 22  2016 klauncherT31450.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 20  2016 klauncherXM4303.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 20  2016 klauncherXM4550.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 14  2016 klauncherXM7186.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Feb 20  2016 klauncherXM7402.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Sep  4 23:23 klauncherXM8163.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Dec  3 16:42 klauncherXM8974.1.slave-socket
    srwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Jul 20 18:33 klauncherXM9734.1.slave-socket
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  2822 Nov 18 18:47 lib
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  5330 Dec  1 16:51 lib64
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Sep 30  2015 mnt
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Sep 30  2015 opt
    dr-xr-xr-x 300 root root     0 Nov 28 10:07 proc
    drwx------   1 root root   228 Dec  7 10:23 root
    drwxr-xr-x  32 root root   940 Dec  6 16:42 run
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root  4818 Dec  2 23:35 sbin
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root     0 Sep 30  2015 selinux
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root    34 Feb 19  2016 srv
    dr-xr-xr-x  12 root root     0 Dec  3 15:08 sys
    drwxrwxrwt   1 root root 13818 Dec  7 15:11 tmp
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root   130 Jan 12  2016 usr
    drwxr-xr-x   1 root root   124 May 21  2016 var
    alastair@ibmserver2:/>
    Will now try Knurpht suggestion as I think he has it.

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