It drives me crazy when programs save their files directly in my $HOME. Even more so, when the files are garbage which has no use. One such example is
$HOME/.pulse-cookie, which is being created by Firefox every time I play a video in the browser:
I am not using pulse audio, and I don't have pulse audio installed. Why does Firefox create this file ? Obviously, it is not needed for anything, because everything works fine when i delete it and make my /home immutable (
chattr +i /home/martin), so that it cannot be created again.
Is there a way to tell Firefox not to create this file ?
A second best solution would be to tell Firefox to create it somewhere else where it does not bother me (
I am using Firefox (Iceweasel) 31 on Debian Wheezy