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I'm on Kubuntu 11.04, and deleting in Krusader I get "Thrash has reached maximum size" even when I have 10M in ~/.local/share/Trash/files. So my question is why is that? How do I set the allowed size of the trash bin?

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Can you look at dolphin - settings -configure dolphin - wastebin. Have you got the limit checkbox checked - and if so what is the percentage and the maximum value reported. Does the max value equal the disk space actually left? – fossfreedom Aug 27 '11 at 14:49
It's fine: I have 219G free, and in Dolphin it says 10% for a trash bin (it's 44,9G). I don't remember such a problem when I was using Dolphin. I'm later switched though to Krusader... – Adobe Aug 27 '11 at 15:20
weird - sounds like a bug - if you dont get an answer - file a launchpad bug quoting the free-space comparison against dolphin. – fossfreedom Aug 27 '11 at 15:44

Try Krusader Tools > Empty trash instead of empty trash button.

Removing trash metadata file works too - until you reach trash limit again - rm ~/.local/share/Trash/metadata

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It was long time ago: the bug somehow got fixed with updates and upgrades. – Adobe Aug 25 '13 at 18:17
up vote 2 down vote accepted

This UserAction solves it:

mv %aList("Selected")% $HOME/.local/share/Trash/files


The following works faster (but be careful)

rm -rf %aList("Selected")%
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Easier still...

  • Open Dolphin
  • Select 'Control' from the top of the window
  • Select 'Configure Dolphin'
  • Select Wastbin
  • Un-check limit to maximum size
  • Select apply

And you don't even have to open a horrid terminal

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Simple and describe clearly. Thanks. – Yash Dec 30 '15 at 10:49

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