Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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How can I fully remove/delete Ubuntu One?

I deleted Ubuntu One over 2 weeks ago and today it began downloading my files to Ubuntu One! I checked and it does not show in my installed programs. How can I delete Ubuntu One? I do not want it, ...
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How to delete a folder in /usr/bin? [closed]

I tried to install Adobe Reader 9.bin. In Terminal, I did set the path to /usr/bin. Now I cannot delete this app because it does not work correctly. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. My Ubuntu is ...
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Removing files that don't end with -out

How would I delete all files in a directory and its subdirectories that do not end with -out? For instance delete foo.bar but do not delete foo-out.bar. EDIT: I have tried for a_file in $(find . ! ...
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Prevent folder deletion for the owner of a folder

Let's assume that I have a webhosting server running on my ubuntu 13.04 system. For each customer I get that wants to host a website on my server I create a user and add it to a group called ...
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Remove metadata from Libreoffice Writer Documents

Is there any official program in Ubuntu Software Center or some Official Tool that can remove metadata from documents (Generally LibreOffice Writer, PDF and if it's possible Images)?
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I want to format the hard drive and create partitions myself

I have fubuntu installed on a laptop and want to replace it with the newest ubuntu. I want to be able to create my own partitions during the install. However, there are partitions of the old fubuntu ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from a dualboot (dualbooted with usbstick) Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now I want it deleted from my computer. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I could dualboot my HP with windows 7 but now I want it removed. How do I do this?
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Deleting a stubborn folder

I am trying to delete three files relating to a program install. I am listed as owner, and have all permissions, none of them are root files, they are all in the home folder. I tried deleting them ...
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I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition

I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition. I also run a windows vista. I formatted my 2nd hdd, the ubuntu partition. after I reboot I'm getting a message error:no such ...
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How do I delete a folder

I have created a folder in my file system called "opt". It contains two other folders. How do I delete it with signing in as a root user? Thanks
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How do I download Ubuntu and get rid of my old os?

I have a net book with Windows 7 Starter and I downloaded Ubuntu on my usb drive, since I don't have a disk drive. And I want to install it and delete windows all at the same time, because I don't ...
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uninstall ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

i installed wubi on my windows 8 pc two days ago and when the installation was complete i rebooted my pc but ubuntu did not ran so deleted ubuntu folder in drive c where windows 8 was already ...
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How can I delete everything off of my SSD hard drive, or namely the grub loader?

I'm currently using a live CD and I am attempting to delete everything off of my harddrive. So, I've used the command sudo nautilus and attempted to delete everything off of my SSD. However, I cannot ...
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Trying to undo some commands

I have done the following commands trying to make Ubuntu work faster: echo 100 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory #/etc/sysctl.conf прописываем: ...
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Deleted /usr/include by mistake

Like a real idiot, I deleted my /usr/include on 13.04, is there anyway I can retrieve this?
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I cannot delete anything in my archive folder

When I try to delete files out of my archive folder I can't move them to the trash and also when I highlight them and go shift-delete that also doesn't work
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delete Ubuntu from OS choice menu [closed]

I deleted Ubuntu from my laptop. Now I am working on Windows 7. However, when I turn on my laptop choice of ubuntu still appears in OS choice menu. How to delete choice of ubuntu from OS choice menu? ...
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Grub Rescue error Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Boot

i'm a newbie to Linux and had install Ubuntu 12.10 dual booted with Windows8. But the ubuntu several times showed some wierd kind of errors (which I've never heard of, like it got hanged and freezed). ...
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Can a function be added to ubuntu? Ask users “Do you want to delete it? Yes/No” [closed]

Can a function be added to ubuntu? Ask users "Do you want to delete "XXX" file? Yes/No". Sometimes, I incautiously push the delete button to delete some files I need. Maybe this setting is ubuntu's ...
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, now I can't access Windows [duplicate]

I deleted the partition containing Ubuntu from my computer -- manage -- disk management and now my laptop is showing: error: no such partition. grub rescue> 3 Please tell me how can I open my ...
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Uninstalling Wubi [duplicate]

I installed wubi in a 30GB partition and I wanted to delete that so that I could install Ubuntu via usb with a larger partition. So I went to the control panel to find Ubuntu but it wasn’t there. I ...
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Stop syncing this folder button doesn't work

I want to delete one of my synced folders (not the Ubuntu One folder) from the cloud. I know, I have to press the "Stop syncing this folder" button and I tried several times. I also see a message to ...
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Cannot Remove Contacts

When I add a new contact phone number, email, etc in the Contacts app. And I want to remove contacts name, It can't deleted and there is not appeared shortcut menu and remove option by right-click. ...
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How to delete extended partition in ubuntu 12.04

I want to delete my extended partition of ext4 in ubuntu. I using disk utility but can't delete or format. please tell me the procedure through terminal.
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How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird

How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird because i don't want a user delete any messages or change the settings of thunderbird only admin can change ...
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how to delete files downloaded in command terminal?

I downloaded some files like adobe reader,etc by using commands but these files are not compatible to my Ubuntu version.My question is where the downloaded file exists..... please answer this ...
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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bzcat to delete compressed file

By default, bzcat (or, equivalently, bzip2 -dc or bunzip2 -c) will keep the source (compressed file) and not delete it. Is there a flag or other means (besides thereafter manually rming the file) to ...
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Stuck partition on Mac.

After I used rEFIt to put Linux on my mac, it tried installing windows, but I stopped it. The partition doesn't show up in terminal or disk utility. It's like a 'ghost' partition and it shows up when ...
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I deleted my main partition, how do I recover it?

I accidentally deleted my main partition, however i haven't restarted yet so I still have access to all my files. Is there any way to prevent it being deleted on restart?
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Unpacked a tar…badly - now locked out of my own files!

Not knowing well what I was doing, I opened a tar with sudo, and now it's linked to a user that doesn't exist and I can't remove it under any circumstances - perhaps because it's off the home ...
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Deleting contents of a disc

I need to completely delete the contents of the folder /data Obviously I launched rm-rf * but it's been running from a long time (I have many large files for a total of nearly 1 TB). Given that the ...
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Is it possible to prevent the root user from deleting the kernel?

Is it possible to prevent the root user from deleting the kernel?
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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How can I delete a directory on a smb share?

I have an external HDD mounted as a smb share (via a Iomega iConnect), however I can't delete a directory on it: Permission Denied Looking at properties: The permissions of "abc" could not ...
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How to delete a folder from Ubuntu One?

I would like to delete a folder in the Ubuntu One menu. I deleted the folder in my computer, but the folder still appears in the tab folders Ubuntu One. How to remove the folder completely?
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retrieveing files

Is it possible to retrieve files that I prevoiusly shift+delete ed ? Instead of shift+C I pressed shift + delete (I know they're not even close on the keyboard :S). I know on windows it is possibly ...
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Why I can't delete a folder?

Could not remove the folder [Folder name]. Show more details Error removing file: Directory not empty Cancel-Skip All-Skip I tried to delete these folders from terminal with: rm -r
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Is there a GUI program to securely delete files and folders? [duplicate]

I see there's a lot of info in the answers to this question. I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager (mostly Thunar's custom actions, which I favour over Nautilus, ...
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Cannot delete file from /home by rm command

I cannot delete a file in my /home folder. Terminal output give me the message: ~$ rm /home/goldap/Загрузки/Put Don Kihota (1934) bash: ошибка синтаксиса около неожиданной лексемы '(' Roughly ...
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How can i install Ubuntu (NOT WUBI!) without delete Windows [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu without Wubi...BUT i am afraid to delete Windows. Pls help. PS: sorry for my bad english i am from Germany.
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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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How can I uninstall Ubuntu when installed through Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu without doing a partition, I ran the .exe from my Windows 7 OS. For the past week i've been trying to uninstall Ubuntu unsuccesfully. I went to the Windows 7 control panel to ...
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2 Ubuntu in booting options and windows8 how to remove one?

How to clean the booting options of my laptop since i am seeing windows 8, ubuntu volume 2 and another ubuntu volume 2 (that doesn't exist) since i made a new installation of the OS again? I don't ...
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Multiple boot windows 8 and ubuntu how to remove?

I have a windows 8 and ubuntu 12 installed in my laptop but recently i formatted my laptop and re install windows and because i want a clean installation of my OS i erased and formatted the drive C ...
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How do I make space in /boot/?

I have /boot/ on a separate partition from /, and /boot/ is 98% full. How do I make more space on it?
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Deleting files from connected devices doesn't free the device's storage

A few weeks ago, I bought my tablet and copied files from my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Somehow, I had to delete some of these copied files to free some memory. But upon deletion from my computer, ...
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Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file?

Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file? Now if I hit the delete key by accident I lose the file.
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accidentally deleted *some* of /var, but have an old backup, how can I fix this?

I'm on 12.04LTS. I had an old OS disk mounted at /media/backup/, and I was converting it to use as a backup disk. I accidentally ran sudo rm -rf /var/ rather than sudo rm -rf var/, and deleted some ...
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Recovering SHIFT-DELETEd files?

I just shift-deleted some important pdf-files from my dual-boot system. The files were originally on Windows drive, but I deleted them from Ubuntu. I just used Foremost to recover, but it returns ...