I delete files via Nautilus. I then empty the Trash. It shows as empty. However, ~/.local/share/Trash contains 1.5G of stuff. I have a small SSD and so this is highly annoying. Here's what ~/.local/share/Trash shows now.
mfisch@caprica:~/.local/share/Trash$ du -h . 4.0K ./expunged 988M ./files/binary-precise-armhf-tar-20130123-6.tar/casper 8.0K ./files/binary-precise-armhf-tar-20130123-6.tar/.disk 12K ./files/binary-precise-armhf-tar-20130123-6.tar/install 988M ./files/binary-precise-armhf-tar-20130123-6.tar 1.5G ./files 24K ./info 1.5G .
Why aren't these files removed? Will they be purged later, perhaps by cron?
- I'm already using a fully updated 12.10 image
- These files were in ~/Downloads, on my SSD drive, they were not on another device.
The permissions look fine. And this morning I have 4 more files in here that never got expunged when I emptied the Trash:
ls -rl ~/.local/share/Trash total 12 drwx------ 2 mfisch mfisch 4096 Jan 23 20:15 info drwx------ 3 mfisch mfisch 4096 Jan 23 20:15 files drwx------ 2 mfisch mfisch 4096 Jan 22 14:01 expunged ls -rl ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ -rw-rw-r-- 1 mfisch mfisch 313935076 Jan 23 12:33 maguro.img -rw-rw-r-- 1 mfisch mfisch 4679680 Jan 23 12:30 maguro-boot.img -rw-rw-r-- 1 mfisch mfisch 179398453 Jan 23 12:35 grouper.img.gz -rw-rw-r-- 1 mfisch mfisch 5244928 Jan 23 12:33 grouper-boot.img drwxr-xr-x 5 mfisch mfisch 4096 Jan 23 16:05 binary-precise-armhf-tar-20130123-6.tar
So here's an update. I rm -rf'd .local/share/Trash last week. It didn't come back until I rebooted a couple days later. Since then, it's been well behaved. So I think this means that this is a bug rather than a useful question. I'll file a bug if it happens again because I should be able to trust that trash is doing what it is supposed to do. Here's what it looks like now:
mfisch@caprica:~/.local/share/Trash$ du . 4 ./expunged 4 ./files 4 ./info 16 .