.pcscxx directories within each user's home directory

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.pcscxx directories within each user's home directory

Post by DarkSmurf » 2020/05/20 04:14:42

I build two (2) new CentOS 7.7 desktop systems, and every local user's home folder is populating with two or more .pcscxx directories.

I searched the web, but found no articles or references to these directories.

Has anyone seen them, or know what they are? Is it safe to remove them?

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Re: .pcscxx directories within each user's home directory

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/20 08:18:57

Sounds like they probably belong to the pcsc-lite set of packages that handle smart card support. Check if you have any installed with rpm -qa pcsc\* and then review if you need them.
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Re: .pcscxx directories within each user's home directory

Post by DarkSmurf » 2020/05/21 04:37:20

TrevorH,

Thanks for the info. However, running your suggested command reveled nothing on either server.

I even tried pscs*/* with nothing.

It does not seem to hamper the system, and I delete these from one test use, only to have them show up again. Strange to me.

Mark

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Re: .pcscxx directories within each user's home directory

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/21 08:41:32

Did you make the same typo in the command that you did in the forum? It's rpm -qa pcsc\* and not pscs.
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