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Old 2004-02-16, 19:06   #2
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"Patrik Johansson"
Aug 2002
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These files should be deleted automatically. I can only think of three explanations (maybe someone else can come up with more).
1. You somehow changed the permissions of the directory so the program can't delete them.
2. The program started working on the next exponent and you didn't notice that the x'es in pxxxxxxx and qxxxxxxx changed, so these are actually the save files of the next exponent to test.
3. You found a Mersenne prime. I think I have read somewhere that the program does not remove the files in the rare case a Mersenne prime is actually found. (But I guess you would already have noticed this then.)
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