gmon.out in HD?

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

  1. orijinal macrumors 6502

    orijinal

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    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

    iMeowbot

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    Aug 30, 2003
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    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

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    gmon.out

    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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