Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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How do I delete these files in the /root directory?

I ran this command sudo find / -type d -name '*Trash*' | sudo xargs du -h | sort This was the output: 100M /root/.local/share/Trash/files/recup_dir.2.30 100M ...
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Is there a way to recover a file that I have deleted but is still open somewhere?

This question is related to How to recover deleted files? but it is slightly different in nature. Suppose I have a file named ~/something open in a text editor. Further suppose that I open a terminal ...
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Restoring deleted partitions/files

I had Windows 7 installed on my computer and four partitions, namely, C (where Windows was installed), D, E, and F. I decided to install Ubuntu and ended up deleting all my partitions, but one with ...
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How do I delete files/folders from Ubuntu One web interface?

I see this questions has been asked twice already; How do I delete files from Ubuntu One? How can I delete files in Ubuntu One? but the answers do not work for me. I do not see a delete option when ...
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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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Deleted files after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop over the windows, I had 2 partitions on one hard disk. It seems like old partition is gone with all my files (photos, music, etc.). How can I recover old files. Files ...
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How to delete a folder from hard drive via xubuntu on usb?

I'm using http://xubuntu.org/ 12.10 on my memorystick, and i need to delete a folder from my C drive in my computer. The folder is in a simple place: C/WINDOWS/program files/"folder name". How can i ...
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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 do I stop syncing a folder outside ~/Ubuntu One?

Yes I know this question is in the FAQ but is no answear for them - I read it and don't find anything. My problem is that I have a folder ~/linux and I had synced that. Then My Folders in "Ubuntu ...
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Backtrack installation interrupted once, installed another time [closed]

I installed Backtrack 5 from a Live CD yesterday and while installing, i closed my laptop to let it run while I sleep. But then I remembered my friend told me the plastic of his computer melted this ...
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How do I remove a folder?

I'm a new user and Im trying to remove a specific folder. I am using sudo rm /path/ but its not working. What is the correct command to use? It is a file catolog I am attempting to remove but im ...
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How do you delete files in the location: /usr/local/src?

I tried to move a file into the rubbish bin (because I followed some instructions about installing sage and it involved moving a file to that directory) and it gave me errors saying that I didn't have ...
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Ubuntu one deleted files in cloud

I stopped syncing a folder in one pc and then deleted it but the folder is deleted from the ubuntu one cloud storage as well, what went wrong?
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Unexpected deletion of directory

I find that somehow the Downloads directory in /home/user/ is deleted. on using locate Downloads, it shows the existence of directory without any existence of files within. now when I manually create ...
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Dont delete files on server when we delete ours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: auto-remove of files from U1 account as soon removed from U1 folder Currently, when I create a file (in a folder sync with ubuntu one), it uploads it on its server. Then ...
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How to uninstall windows xp using ubuntu 12.04 if they are in same partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? So I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 using windows installer and they are both installed in same location. Can anyone ...
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Deleted some files from home folder

I have recently installed Ubuntu for the first time in my life. So I am fairly new to it. I have deleted some files from my home folder. But now the problems have started. The system volume ...
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Uninstalling/deleting Calligra

I am installed Calligra on Ubuntu 12.04, but I do not like it and now I want to uninstall it. I am installed unstable release with project-neon. I am tried to delete folder in /opt but I can not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 External HD Issues

I am experiencing one more problem with my Ubuntu 12.04... I have an External HD (500GB) which is NTFS formatted. I connected this HD on my Ubuntu 12.04 and copied some files. When I connected the HD ...
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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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How to restore deleted /usr/local/lib?

How can I get back /usr/local/lib? I accidentally deleted it. I ran sudo rm -Rf lib inside /usr/local/. I am using 12.04.
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How can I delete my older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? I'm running from a low disk space two Ubuntu versions. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a 6 GB disk partition, but after ...
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How to delete windows, after installing ubuntu via windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI How can Io delete windows, after installing ubuntu via the windows installer?
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accidental deletion of home

I by mistake excecuted this command: sudo sh And then: rm -r ~ I closed the terminal but still many files are gone and they are not in trash. I haven't executed any command since then so can I ...
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How is rm command different from the delete button?

I read from a book where it says, the command rm deletes the inode and not the file. Which means if I delete with the rm command, then it cannot be restored. I'm very new to Ubuntu environment. Now ...
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Ubuntu: Can I delete /var/log files due to low root space

Just had the message: Low disk space.. 2 GB left Judging by a posted message on ubuntu.org forums, I found that I have a .log file in /var/log at 22 GB in size!! My root is an 82 GB partion and ...
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Prevent the guest account from accessing a particular flash usb pen drive key?

My pen drive is very important to me. I have a 32GB one, with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. On then pen drive, I created two partitions; one ext4 for Ubuntu (5GB) and the other partition is fat32, so that ...
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deleting duplicate objects from taskbar

I am using Gnome 3 (I think) and I accidently put several icons for "computer" on the taskbar. How do I get rid of them and anything else I do not want on the taskbar. \ Also, how do I tell what ...
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How do I delete a webapp created using Unity Webapp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu's web applications? I created some webapps (like LinkedIn for example) using the integration into Ubuntu called Unity Webapps. ...
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Which one is the Windows Partition I want to delete in this GParted screenshot?

Basically I just got Ubuntu yesterday as a DualBoot. I am trying to delete Windows Vista now. I would have just got the USB install and just replaced Ubuntu with Windows but I kept getting errors. I ...
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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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Unable to delete file - no such file or directory

How can I delete a file that is there but the system says is not there?
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How do I recover deleted files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I accidentally deleted a folder that contain all my work,almost 2k, when i recovered it from the trash can, the folder was recovered, ...
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How to delete all source codes and packages I have downloaded

I've got a question regarding how to delete all source codes that I've downloaded. I think it just consumes a lot of space without any benefit yet! Thanks in advance :)
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No permission to delete file, no space to have permission

My computer is nearly deadlocked. I have dedicated 200gig to Ubuntu (11.10) and lately it has decided to tell me that there is 0bytes of space left. This is causing all sorts of problems. First of ...
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How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI

I'm about to install Ubuntu by using Wubi. Can I then delete Windows and keep Ubuntu?
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Cannot Delete Recovered Files! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: General Rules for dealing with File Permissions I recovered some files through photorec and saved them on my desktop. However, now when i try to delete them it says i do ...
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Accidentally deleted /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc1.d and cannot boot

I deleted /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc1.d and I don't know what I lost. I know this is where my auto-start script live. Is there anyway to get these directories back? Also, there seems to be 4 or so other ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Installation, Removed Windows by accident and can't boot into anything

I think I have deleted my windows OS while installing ubuntu , i meant to do a dual install but while doing this i messed up my partition wiping my whole hard drive clean. i was not able to boot any ...
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Deleting a file owned by root

Recently, a friend played a prank on my pc and now I have a file sitting on my desktop called 'hardcore_porn_xxx'. The problem is it does not go away by a simple delete. I'm new to linux so any help ...
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deleted files in home directory by using sudo rm -f *

so I accidentally ran 'sudo rm -f *' within my home directory. Should I worry about it? I did I delete hidden files? can I get it back? or did I just deleted empty folders(pictures, music,etc)? edit: ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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How can I recover my home folder and log in again after accidentally moving in into “lost+found”?

I use ubuntu 12.04. I just curiously transferred 'my-username' folder into "lost+found" folder (which is normally locked), so that anyone from other user account can not access my files. But, after ...
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Use a Clementine smart playlist to show duplicate songs

After switching to Ubuntu, I discovered iTunes had been storing duplicates of my music. e.g. Highway to Hell/ contains: Highway to Hell.mp3 Highway to Hell 1.mp3 Girls Got Rhythm.mp3 Girls Got ...
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Can't delete a file with nautilus on 12.04 from desktop

Can't delete a file in nautilus, the delete menu is inactive. What can be a reason? If just selecting a file with a cursor and pressing del on keyboard the file moves to the thash and then I can ...
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Disable shift-delete for file deletion

As an re-education procedure in order to reduce (likely) future data loss, I wish to disable the Shift+Del functionality to delete files in Ubuntu (11.10 and 12.04). Also, if I could replace it with a ...
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Lost some files after I cut and pasted in Ubuntu 12.04

I cut some files to paste it somewhere else and when I was in the location to paste, the paste option was disabled. I go back to where it was (the source from where I cut the folders) and the files ...
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Where is the delete account button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04

I was unable to find the "Delete account" button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04. Saw posts saying that I can find it at the bottom left side, but could not find it. Please help me find that button.
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Difference between delete and delete all?

When I want to delete files I can't choose in the context menu between deleting them completely or sending them to trash(!). With the key shorcuts I can delete them completely but I if select a set of ...
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how to read files recovored by scalpel?

I used scalpel to recover some deleted jpg files. Now I have files which look like this: jpg-1-21, jpg-1-22 etc... but don't know how to open them. I tried with image viewer, but it says there's no ...