Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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Permissions to copy, move, save, save as, etc in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm very sure this is probably a duplicate question, and/or is going to be taken as me asking for root privileges or whatever and just about everyone is going to say "...shouldnt do it..." or ...
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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Difference between move to trash and rm on the terminal? [duplicate]

I am using watchdog, a python package to monitor changes in the file system. The code works fine on Mac but it seems that the delete event is not monitored correctly in ubuntu. If I do a rm instead of ...
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I accidentley deleted my mp3 files on my mp3 device

I accidently deleted my whole library on my mp3 player because i wanted to syncronise with rhythmbox. It deleted all my songs and put the few, that were in my folder on my device. How can i get the ...
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by mistake deleted desktop folder :( help me to recover it?

I've deleted my desktop folder using "DELETE" from home/downloads/desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) by mistake which had some important files in it. It also got deleted from the trash. Please help me to recover ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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Delete all files that contain a particular string?

I changed my wordpress theme. The older one created so much images on server. My new theme doesnt need them, so I want to remove all. How can I do that? For example: Default image: ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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How can I change this script in order to delete directories as well?

find /folder/*.* -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \; I tried rm -r and with -R argument, but without any result.
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How can I remove shift delete shortcut? [duplicate]

I accidentally permanent delete a folder because my computer was lagging... it was a terrible mistake. I deleted it at my dorm where I have no other secondary computers to do a recovery on because the ...
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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How to delete files and subdirectories by size and age?

I have a ubuntu server 12.10 which receives images from a camera by FTP, I receive the images in a directory with a fixed quote on the server and I need to delete the oldest images first, I would like ...
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permission denied

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies cant be deleted I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Some how it has removed it self as me being the ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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help, can't empty my trash folder on external hdd

I've been searching for this problem on the webs but none of the solutions i've found worked for me. The problem is that I have an external hard drive and the trash folder won't delete. the complete ...
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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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How delete files - based on date in filename

I have some folder with files with the names as "example_YY_MM_DD-HH.zip" and I have 3 backups per day. I need this: 1) For backups older than 1 week I need only one per day (at midnight '00' at HH) ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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Does deleting a file from my computer also delete it from Ubuntu One?

If I delete from my computer something, will that be deleted from my Ubuntu One cloud? If not, then how can I delete it? I'm new here and I'm confused how all this works...
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Permanently delete .DS_Store

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live usb. I can't permanently delete .DS_Store: when I moved the file from another usb to trash it says No such file or directory. Do I have to reformat my USB stick to ...
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personally identifiable information

will rm -rf /home/exampleuser/* remove ALL data including "stored" personal information that may still be on the system such as credit card numbers and passowrd etc.?
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I have deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and as the computer booted to Ubuntu by default (after a 10 second boot menu) I can no longer start Windows 7. (I get a grub rescue prompt). I would ...
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How to reinstall services?

I made a mistake and deletes the etc/mysql/ directory. I installed lamp-server again (sudo tasksel install lamp-server) but I still don't have the etc/mysql directory and some of other mysql ...
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where the files goes when restore that file in trash

Accidentally one of my folder was delete by my own self(That folder was at Downloads). And then I moved to trash and that folder was there. Then I right click on that folder and select restore. But ...
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Files that were deleted are still taking up space on HDD but are not in trash- Ubunt 12.10

This is the first time I have encountered this problem with Ubuntu 12.10 I am trying to restore data from an external hard drive using TestDisk 6.14. There were read problems so I aborted the app. I ...
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accidentally deleted a partition which resulted into a initramfs to be booted

I'm very new on using Ubuntu and when my computer said i need to partition my hard drive to have more space. I accidentally deleted an important partition. I tried looking through the web for answers ...
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How do I delete an icon from the desktop but keep it on the launcher?

I installed steam and the program created two icons one in the launcher and one on the desktop. When I try to delete the one on the desktop, the other one is also deleted. I only want to keep the ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu 13.04 and accidentally I have deleted My important .pdf files by pressing shift+delete. It was in the home directory. Is there any way by which I could recover them back ?
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How do I delete one of two Ubuntus on my PC

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 two times on my PC. Each on different partition. I would like to delete the one which I'm not using. How would I do that? Thank you!
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How can I make the pictures I synced stay in the cloud even if I delete them in my phone?

I uploaded many pics from my iPhone to the Ubuntu one cloud. How can I make the pictures stay in the cloud even if I delete them in my phone?
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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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.nfs0000… files keep showing up and disappearing when using Mercurial

As of late, something seems to have happened on my machine that is more annoying than anything else: every time I look in a directory for Mercurial changes it tells me about two .nfs#### files that ...
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rsync time for update with deletes

I've been messing with rsync to push my music library (managed by banshee) to my sdcard, which I use for my phone. This helps me get around the fact that I don't have a good GUI program to sync music ...
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Problem with Qjackctl

I am struggling with Qjackctl. One of the things that was suggested on a youtube video was to create a nano file and put in this code: @audio - rtprio -99 ...
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How do I actually delete files?

I have an SD card that is full. Despite deleting files on it it is still full. I only have this problem in Ubuntu. What is going on?