Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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 ...
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delete /var/cache/* How can I fix it?

I accidentally removes all files in /var/cache/ directory with sudo rm -rf command. Now I cannot see the files in Trash to bring them back. I would like to know how bad is the situation if these ...
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How to recover deleted folders or files (by shift+delete) from an NTFS partition

I have a 80 GB hdd in which Ubuntu is installed alongside windows. I also have a 500 GB hdd having 3 partitions in which i store my data. Actually i mistakenly deleted a folder permanently in one of ...
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How to recursively delete files filled with zeros?

I have many files in a folder tree, of which some are filled with zeros and others are real files. How can I delete files filled with zeros recursively?
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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 ...