gmon.out in HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orijinal, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. orijinal macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2005
    in my Macintosh HD folder, i noticed there was a new file, "gmon.out"

    it just appeared today. does anyone know what this is from and how it got here? and can i delete it?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    That's a gprof file, it will contain some statistics on what a running program was doing. If you didn't intentionally profile a progrm, I can't imagine that the information (or the file) would be of any use to you.
  3. johntazjor macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008

    have you recently installed any new applications. MacTheRipper or Handbrake for instance. I know I had this same file show when I installed these apps. It doesn't affect their performance to delete the file. It will be created when ever you run the apps.

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