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gmon.out
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Jan 27, '05 12:39:56AM

Just tried it out, and I like Mouseposť... but,
it puts a "gmon.out" file at the root level of
my HD. It currently displaces about 14.6 megs,
and it seems to contain a listing of system files,
some stuff in my user library, and whole lotta
null chars (ascii 0x00). Seems like a waste of
space (as well as being rather presumptuous).

Is it really necessary? Can we trick it out?

-HI-



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gmon.out
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Jan 27, '05 05:31:18PM

No thoughts... anyone?



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gmon.out
Authored by: kevyang on Jan 27, '05 11:17:21PM

Create a file /gmon.out of size zero.
Make it readonly.

$touch /gmon.out
$chmod a-w /gmon.out

Seems to work.
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gmon.out
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Jan 28, '05 12:00:06AM

Many, many thanks.

And... after adding it to the .hidden list, I can
finally say goodbye to the elephant in the room.

:-)



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gmon.out
Authored by: bill_mcgonigle on Jan 28, '05 11:03:55PM

gmon.out is used for profiling applications. You do that to measure and then improve application performance.

Usually apps aren't shipped linked against the profiling libraries but perhaps this one was. The author might want to hear about it.



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