Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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 ...
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How do I batch delete a specific file inside multiple rar archives?

I have about 1000 rar files, that randomly contains an EXE file named:"JPG-Crack.exe". I need to delete it from all archives without harming the other archive content. thanks
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Deleting old windows files through ubuntu

I had a pc with windows vista on and then got a new laptop so i installed ubuntu onto the vista pc using the USB installer (i didnt really know what i was doing just messing about i dont know a lot ...
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Delete user files on logout

I have to setup Linux Ubuntu PC, on which when user logout himself, all files on his account have to be deleted, so when next time he logs in, he will have environment like he is never been logged ...
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what is the difference between these two commands

First command sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda second command sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M I am formatting my pc for 4 hours with first code but it didn't finish. Is the first ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

Windows are now selling versions of windows for £25.00. I want to update and get rid of ubuntu. How do I do this? And will it be comptable for ubuntu? I hope so. Pls help. (Oh, and I am using an ...
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On which partition is Ubuntu located?

I'm trying to delete the Ubuntu partition and then later I'm planning on running Ubuntu through VitualBox on Windows 7. The problem is I don't know which partition is Ubuntu so I can use that space ...
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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Delete all files with certain name in entire directory

I have a directory that I want to delete all the .svn folders in all of its subdirectories. Is there a command that can do this without me having to go through each individual subdirectory and delete ...
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How to delete an attachment in an email in Evolution?

I would like to delete attachments from the email in the email client Evolution (at the moment 3.2.3, Ubuntu 12.04), so my the size of the IMAP-folders will not be bloated and can be reduced.
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Ubuntu deleted files from guest account desktop

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and was using guest account. I downloaded some files on desktop and shutdown my m/c after use. Now today when I logged in to guest account to copy those files but surprisingly ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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How to completely remove and reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to reinstall Ubuntu, but I also want all information and settings to disappear. So everything looks like the first time I installed it. Is it possible to do so via Terminal? Or what are the ...
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Deleted windows partition, now I can't get into Ubuntu

Back story: I installed ubuntu with wubi. I had windows on one NTFS partition, then I made a new NTFS partition in which I put wubi in and where My ubuntu OS was born. Eventually I moved /home into ...