Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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properly delete files for flash drives, but still retain trash bin

I'm finding that in Ubuntu 15.04 if I trash a file on my flash drive, like some music, that the stereo in my car still finds it and plays it. Is it because it's in a recycle bin / trash can sort of ...
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How to search and delete files who contain specific string in name

How can I delete every file on the system which have something in the name?
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PositiveSSL doesn't work because of Snakeoil

My problem is that I need to edit my current configuration to point to my commercial certificate instead of a self-signed one, but I don't know how to do that. Currently I have it configured to use a ...
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Will replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu limit processor fearures?

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 and am intending to replace the pre-installed Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Will I be able to make use of processor technologies, such as Hyperthreading, VT-x etc., ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Command to delete a file? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I am trying to write a shell script that deletes a persistent but unnecessary folder in my home directory upon execution. So, I ask you fellow Ubuntu users, what is the terminal ...
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Why can't I delete a folder in my trash?

So I downloaded a "cracked" version of Minecraft. STUPID, I know and understand the dangers. Anyway, the download put a folder called "minecraft" on my computer. it contained a .png and a .jar file. ...
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What is .Trash-0 and why does it act up every so often?

I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my /...
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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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Can I delete the contents of /var/lock? [closed]

I am seeing some perculiar files in the directory /var/lock, how do I delete the contents of the file?
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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Turning on auto-expunge emails in Dekko?

When I delete an email, it is apparently marked as deleted but not fully removed (expunged/or moved to trash). It stays crossed over in the INBOX folder. I read around (https://bugs.launchpad.net/...
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Internal Differences Between File deleted from GUI and CLI

I am using inotify system call for watching one of my file for all the events (delete,modify etc). But When I deleted file from GUI, no notification was fired. Whereas when I deleted file from CLI ...
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Irremovable folder after wiping free space with bleach bit

I have a following problem. Yesterday I was using Bleach Bit as root to wipe free space. When I woke up Bleach Bit was not Responding and the terminal hangs on "suffix length = 235". So I force Bleach ...
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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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Deleted my desktop

I accidently dragged this thing in my home folder under home called Desktop (image of standard ubuntu thing) into the trash. Freakng out. HOw do I undo it. My desktop is gone.
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unable to delete a strangely behaving directory

I am unable to delete a directory inside my pen drive. The directory is actually empty. When I right click on it and look for its properties, I can just see Contents: nothing. But when I try to delete ...
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cannot delete linux image due to dependencies

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I stil have Windows on my machine as well. After installing Ubuntu I noticed I had two Linux images on my machine in GRUB. One of them causes failure while booting, the ...
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Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox

I have a user running Evolution on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with only one account (Exchange MAPI). The problem is that, apparently, Evolution is deleting emails from the inbox. The user also has a mobile ...
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delete folder from trash in Ubuntu

I delete folder from trash folder by mistake, but I want to retrieve it? I am using Ubuntu 14.10 is there any way to retrieve it again How can I do that?
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I can't locate and remove file in ubuntu 14.04

How to remove the unwanted chrome file rendering on my computer which I can't locate but is visible in 'Search your computer and online sources'? I have removed google chrome from my computer but this ...
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How to delete the Windows partition and use it for Ubuntu's root?

My machine currently has Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I want to get rid of the windows and have Ubuntu taking up the entire hard drive. How should I go about doing this?
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Is it possible to prevent a file from being deleted unless in safe mode?

Is it possible to make a file only deletable when in safe mode on linux? Specifically I am using ubuntu 14.04 and I need to prevent a file from being deleted. If this solution is not possible is ...
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Error removing file: Permission denied

I installed soft PhotoRec and recovery some files after I want to delete but i cant how can I delete this files and folders? can somebody help me I am new user. “recup_dir.1” can't be put in the ...
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A key on my keyboard is not working!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today I noticed that my Delete button is not working. I tried restart, but the problem persists. All other keys are working properly. Why has this problem occurred and how ...
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Vim - Add a character to X next lines

I would like to add a # to the beginning of the 15 next lines (to comment everything). I know how to do it for 1 line : i -> #. My second question would be the opposite, how to delete the first ...
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How to recursive delete btrfs snapshot?

How can I delete a snapshot that contain in itself other snapshots? The normal sudo btrfs subvolume delete will give a error.
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File Deletion system [duplicate]

I understand that for instance on a Windows system that when you delete a file that in fact it is not deleted as such immediately, but that the file is just marked meaning that other files can ...
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How to delete files selected by rules?

I have a large list of .mp4 files in one directory on a NAS(Network Attached Storage). Some are listed as follows : XXXXX_3800.mp4 and other like XXXXX_8000.mp4 XXXXX is the same for both ...
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How to find (and delete) duplicate files among local disks and NAS? [duplicate]

I want to detect and delete duplicate files (same size) along local Disks and Nas Disks (The Nas Disks are mounted using Samba) I found the How to find and delete duplicate diles answer but I'm ...
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How to delete empathy chats - cannot find log file

How to delete empathy facebook chats? Tried to locate log file from: ./.local/share/Empathy/logs/ And: ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs But no such directories or files are present. Tried to locate ...
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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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How do you delete a file in ubuntu? [closed]

I need to delete a file how do i do it?
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Delete non-empty folder without permission

In my home directory on my University's server, there are some directories owned by another user. I'd like to get rid of them, but unfortunately it complains about me not having permission. I can ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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How to stop and remove the docker

I'm trying to remove a docker/images/containers and all stuff which is somehow connected with docker, but first of all I neeed to stop it. While I'm trying to execute this command: docker stop $(...
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Move to trash in nautilus doesn't work, trash folder stays empty [duplicate]

When I click "move to trash" in the right-click context menu of nautilus, I get the following error: "name of the file ” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? but I don't ...
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Delete multiple files with regex

I have folder with sub-folders with same files, for example: dsc_9660__content_w.jpg dsc_9660__content.jpg dsc_9660__h70.jpg dsc_9660__small.jpg dsc_9660.jpg Suffix - is different sizes of ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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Why do I get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove an empty directory?

I have this empty directory, but I keep getting the following error message: Cannot remove test: Directory not empty I know this question has been asked plenty of times but none of them helped. I ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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How to delete backup files using a bash script? [duplicate]

I want to automatically delete the backup files(those ending with ~) from everywhere on my computer. I tried to write a simple script usinglocate command, but I'm stuck at deleting file having space ...
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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Is there a way to empty $HOME's Trash from the Live CD or Root?

In an effort to recover data from a troublesome external hard drive, I accidentally filled up my Home folder with recovered data. I managed to send it to the trash, but then I didn't have enough free ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...