Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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Ubuntu automatically shows deleted files

I ran Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS from a live cd and I noticed that it shows deleted files (some many years old) on USB sticks and on the computer's hard drive (files that were created, saved and deleted from ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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Can I create a self-destructing file?

I placed a file into my local Dropbox folder. I would like it to exist only temporarily for X numbers of days. After X numbers of days the file should be automatically deleted. Is it possible to ...
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why I cant delete any folder within /usr/local

I try to delete the folder /usr/local, and I realized that I cant change the name of the folder nor I can move and now I cant delete, can someone explains me why??
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How can fix “Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?”? [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
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Tried to delete files; disappeared from home folder, but did not appear in Trash (Btrfs)

I deleted some files from my home folder that added up to about 50GB. They did not go to my Trash, but are no longer in the home folder. I still have the same amount of disk space remaining as I did ...
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Deleting iso file used to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox using an iso file stored on Desktop. Please, how can I delete that iso file? If I deleted it in Windows, Ubuntu didn't start.
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How do I delete / remove a file

I am a beginner with Linux / Ubuntu, and I'm trying to remove / delete a file. The specific is a wallet I created in Electrum to import a paper wallet; I can see the wallet in the file list but can't ...
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Trash Has Reached Maximum Size

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and my trash folder won't accept any files larger than a text document. Yes, the trash is empty. I've checked all the related threads here, as well as played with the size ...
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how to delete one directory of a path?

Suppose I have a path Leonardo/data/approach/tennis/video and I want to delete approach directory, which means that path should look like this: Leonardo/data/tennis/video Can I do it from the ...
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Ubuntu phone - How can I delete the contacts in my phone book properly?

I am importing my contacts into my personal address book in the following way: syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts To keep them updated I delete all the ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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How to delete this files with wildcards in ubuntu terminal

Just asking how to delete these files (below is a sample). I tried rm -rf '*.upload'. but they are not deleted. Please help. thanks for sharing! sample ...
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how to delete .private

private take alot of space when all my files 70 gb so please help me df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 451G 262G 167G 62% / none ...
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Deleting Users and their directories Would delete everything from my system?

When I had joined my organization. I had installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 by fully removing its Windows installation. After regular upgrades and updates now it's been Ubuntu 15.04. Today, I am ...
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

i'm new to Ubuntu Really need help in this problem Now i installed old version of a program that used a port for its processes , i deleted the folder of the program by right click .. remove and ...
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How to delete folder Permanently

I'm new to ubuntu , i've problem with deleting folder after i executed this command sudo rm -r -f /home/user/folder-name it create itself again after some seconds !!
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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How to prevent the deletion (but not the creation) of items in a folder?

There is a folder which is being created within another folder in my home directory, and I want to be able to analyse the contents of this folder, however, I have a problem: as the folder is created, ...
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Not allowed to delete a encfs-encrypted empty folder

I have an encfs-encrypted folder and just cut the content of a subfolder of it and pasted it into another folder outside the encfs-encrypted one. While doing that, I got an error message, saying that ...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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Restore Direcory/files after rm -rf

I've accidentally deleted a project directory from my Ubuntu with rm -rf. is it possible to restore them somehow?
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There's a folder called “C:” in my wordpress root that cannot be deleted over SSH

I migrated my wordpress install from a Windows machine to an Ubuntu machine and I had the script WPBackup installed. The path for the backup was C:/webserver/site/wp-content/backup/ for the old ...
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2nd hand ASUS Ux31 need to delete users and reset laptop

I have a 2nd hand laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to delete the old users, but the one is guest and the other user Ubuntu says is not the root user. but there are no other visible users? I get this ...
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Delete a specific Launcher

Excuse me Please: In settling in to 14.04, I finally have my beloved GNOME back, and am currently trying to delete a launcher from the launcher bar(?) that is pointing to a Link that no longer exists. ...
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trash folder seems empty or access denied

I'm running lubuntu 14.04. Since a while, files I deleted don't show in the trash folder (under pcmanfm as well as under nautilus). Looking in ~/.local/share, no "trash" folder is visible. Now I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 do not start up (latest kernel deleted) [duplicate]

Today I did install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new PC (no dual boot!) After fine tuning the whole day, I did delete per accident the latest sub kernel of 3.19.0-30-gen. Now the pc do not start up at all, ...
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how to remove microsoft-network folder

hey everyone i wanna delete this folder called microsoft-network how to do this CLick here for image to see what folder i mean
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no enough space to install or delete

When I'm installing or deleting packages an error message appears that there is no enough space... I found a repository /source size 25.GB and the partition that ubuntu 15.04 works on is 31 GB What ...
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Purpose of '~/.cache' directory and when is it safe to delete? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of every user's ~/.cache directory? Under which circumstances can it be deleted, when should one be careful about its contents?
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What does rm -rf do?

What does rm -rf do when used to remove files or directories? How do the -r and -f options work together?
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Can not delete old kernels?

I ran the command: dpkg -l | grep linux-image- and got this list rc linux-image-3.13.0-51-generic 3.13.0-51.84 rc linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic 3.13.0-52.86 rc linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic ...
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rm -rf command can't delete a file. Ubuntu 14.04.03

I was trying to copy some files and I saw that I had already backed up the data, so I pressed Ctrl+C to stop the process. When trying to remove the backed up files, I was not able to delete the folder ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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Delete a list of directories stored in a file

I have a list of directories names in the following path /home/list/list.txt The directories are all in the following path /home/directory/ How can I delete the directories contained in the ...
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I cant delete a folder. Can anybody help?

I unzipped a huge folder, it was taking ages and at the end it failed. Now I can't delete the folder i extracted when i try i get a message "deleting files... preparing..." but it doesn't delete the ...
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Completely remove VirtualBox VM

I am running Virtual Box 5.0, and I had an Ubuntu Gnome VM in there, which I deleted, and chose the remove all files option in Virtual Box for. But now I have noticed that there is still remnants of ...
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Can't get rid of file in /var/lib/update-notifier/user.d/ in 64-bit xubuntu 14.04

There's this infuriating update notifier that pops up in every single goddamned time I log into my account telling me the following: The following packages requested additional data downloads ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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What happens if I attempt to delete Ubuntu itself while logged in?

What would happen if I delete the / directory while logged as root into Ubuntu? Would I get some sort of error to the effect of Error: unable to self-destruct? Or would I actually be able to delete ...
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What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...
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How to delete win7 and set Ubuntu into “real” space?

I'm using dual OS (Windows and Ubuntu) Now I'm really interesting with Ubuntu, and I wanna delete Win7, but when I set up Ubuntu, I use the virtual space.. How to delete Win7 and merge Ubuntu into ...
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error removing file no such file or directory

I am not being able to delete certain files with an error no such file or directory. A file on my desktop as well as a file in my movies folder is not being deleted. I am 100% sure the problem isn't ...
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How can I delete files from the low graphic mode?

yesterday I was trying to recover some lost files from an external drive using r-linux. I think this filled my laptop's hard drive and my computer suddenly crashed and went on low graphic mode which ...
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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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How to detect files with the same name but different extensions?

I have a directory whose files have extension either .JPG or .NEF and I want to delete the files of the form X.NEF for which X.JPG does not exist in the directory. (X here can be any string.) I don't ...