Why is there an empty file named google in my /opt folder and is it safe to delete?

I was installing some software and found an empty file titled "google" in my /opt folder. I used the command rmdir to get rid of it. When I later reset my computer all sorts of output I’ve never seen before printed to the screen before Fedora booted up.

I don’t have any google software on my computer and am unsure why it was there.

I’m using Fedora 39.

Asked By: kitchenchem224


It’s not a file, it’s a directory and yes, if rmdir takes care of it, it’s generally safe. It’s a leftover of some Google application that you had installed, probably Google Chrome.

Answered By: Artem S. Tashkinov
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