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Old 01-07-2005, 06:55 PM   #1
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weird files in /root dir


ls -al in /root returns some weird files

-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 29 22:43 .xauth3UwQl1
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 9 23:49 .xauth3m1UXc
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 10 01:08 .xauth52xt42
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 10 20:40 .xauth688i46
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Nov 23 21:55 .xauth7IxTrD
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 15 02:09 .xauthAP4ux0
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 5 19:25 .xauthC8H17s
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 16 16:08 .xauthGgravW
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Nov 25 22:50 .xauthH1yive
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 1 16:49 .xauthJAWHd3
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 5 04:35 .xauthJp8LfM
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 10 01:11 .xauthN1L5hj
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 3 15:32 .xauthON7KzU
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 1 17:08 .xauthShsIZU
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 10 01:02 .xauthU8KclX
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 1 17:00 .xauthWleGcT
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 1 16:53 .xauthZNrevX
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 29 14:55 .xauthk5LFvQ
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 31 14:44 .xauthm7nKCk
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Nov 23 22:17 .xauthxi9t8H
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Dec 29 00:36 .xauthyeqY8S
-rw------- 1 root root 48 Jan 7 18:52 .xauthzgImXy

what are these?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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These appear to be authentication files for X11 temporary ones, its strange that there appearing in your / and are staying around.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:05 PM   #3
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i made an observation, i think the earliest date of them is the same day i got my router... dunno if that has anything to do with it though.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:21 PM   #4
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its strange that there appearing in your / and are staying around.
I think he meant /root, not /, which is root's home dir.
 
  


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