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Strange new folder after each restart

asked 2019-01-12 09:50:42 -0500

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updated 2019-01-13 05:13:42 -0500

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Today I ran Fedora system update (I have Fedora 29, this update wasnt from 28, just a regular update). After that, each time I start or restart my notebook, new folder with invalid encoding appears in my home directory. Is there something I can do with that?

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answered 2019-01-12 12:26:17 -0500

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updated 2019-01-12 12:32:55 -0500

Hi! It happened to me too! Not sure why. To fix it, what I did is check /etc/xdg/autostart folder. A new file apparently created same day than update called :


I deleted it and my issue is gone. Had to be creative in order to delete those folders though, since they didn't have properly encoded characters such as ????

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Hi, I looked there, and I have that file too (it's a link to other file), but it was created before this update (I think the date is the date I upgraded to Fedora 29, BUT I wasn't having this issue since than, it started from todays update..)

tsafa gravatar imagetsafa ( 2019-01-12 13:25:01 -0500 )edit

We are not alone, look here:

Seems to be related to a bart upgrade

Bug is here

revolucion09 gravatar imagerevolucion09 ( 2019-01-12 13:34:08 -0500 )edit

Copy-past the name is displayed by the ls command.

$ ls -rt
$ rmdir '`'$'\324''t'$'\001''RV'
villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2019-01-13 01:40:12 -0500 )edit

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