Mysterious rclone.conf1234567890 files appearing from nowwhere


These files appear - sometimes - when I run rclone.exe and I have no idea why:

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is ACFA-BE58

Directory of C:\rclone

12/11/2017 03:08 PM .
12/11/2017 03:08 PM …
12/11/2017 03:03 PM 2,598 rclone.conf
12/11/2017 03:08 PM 2,598 rclone.conf194315971
12/11/2017 03:08 PM 2,598 rclone.conf694820607
12/11/2017 03:08 PM 2,598 rclone.conf808543007
12/11/2017 03:08 PM 2,598 rclone.conf930871191
11/13/2017 02:08 PM 14,477,312 rclone.exe
6 File(s) 14,490,302 bytes
2 Dir(s) 309,210,337,280 bytes free

Is there some type of “autobackup” process in rclone ?


I suspect this is caused by rclone trying to save its new config file.

rclone needs to write the updated tokens in the config file and it does this by writing a new config file then replacing the old one.

For some reason the replacing the old one doesn’t seem to be working.

Could that be a permissions thing? Is the config file owned by the user running rclone?