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Directory still showing disk usage after deletion

I have a curious situation where I've just deleted a large number of files from a directory, however, the directory info and a du -h still reports it to have a large amount of data in it. ...
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Will deleting stuff from the Ubuntu partition (directly) increase free space on a Windows XP partition?

My system has dual boot: windows xp and ubuntu. Accessing files and directories of windows xp from ubuntu is easy as well known. I deleted some files and directories in windows xp, let say in ...
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Can't delete file even as root

I tried to delete a directory by running sudo rm -rf google-chrome. This gave no output message but the directory wasn't deleted. There is only one file remaining, google-chrome/default/User\ ...
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How to forcefully delete files (system files) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem i have a memory card (MS-DOS file system I believe) which I want to delete ALL the files in it. Even though I use sudo ...
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Is it safe to delete a lost+found folder?

I have an empty seperate partition used for my vhd/virtualbox. mounted at /mount/win7. I've deleted everything now and there's a lost+found folder left over. It takes up about 5gigs Is it safe to ...
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How to delete files irreversibly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I read that the files which are permanently deleted still can be recovered with some utilities and methods. I want to know how ...
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How to delete files used by kernel?

I have a very peculiar situation. I installed a piece of software by building it from source. I used "make install" from the folder that I downloaded it into (on my desktop). Later on, after not using ...
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How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem

I am having problem with my memory device (actually a memory card that act external memory device like pendrive). experimentx@workmateX:/var/www/zendtest$ sudo rm ...
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I can continue playing a video after I Shift-Delete it. Is the disk-space freed when I close player?

I've noticed that I can actually Shift-Delete (ie. doesn't go to Trash) a video which is currently playing, and it still keeps on playing, even though there is no named reference to it in nautilus or ...
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Deleting Files by Force!

Hi I have a flash memory which is damaged and became read-only. I want to delete my data. How can I do so? Is there any way to make it completely impossible to read files on my flash memory?
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Shred alternatives EXT3?

Given the fact shred will not be effective on ext3, I wonder what are the available alternatives right now. $ man shred ... CAUTION: Note that shred relies on a very important assumption: that ...
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Is it possible to delete files when another filesystem is mounted on the path?

Having just written an answer about moving /usr to a new partition I was wondering about deleting files once a new partition has been mounted. To use the example from the question, is it possible to ...