Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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How to delete files/folders etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I intend to sell my laptop and therefor I am looking for some ...
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I cannot delete any or all contacts with the U1 webinterface

I'm not able to delete a single contact or all contacts on the Ubuntu One website. I have a new computer and want to start with an empty address book on Ubuntu One for several reasons.
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How to delete Gwibber history?

How do I delete Gwibber history in 11.10? I deleted the account and created the account again, but some of the tweets deleted on the web still appear on Gwibber.
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No “Are you sure you want to delete this file?” message?

One thing I really hate about Ubuntu is how easy it is to accidentally delete files. Is there any way to show a pop-up confirmation dialog when the Delete key is pressed, before a file is actually ...
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Recovery of deleted folders in home folder

By accident I've removed some folders (they were empty) in my home folder. I've created a new ones but they doesn't have proper icons etc... how can I recreate them step by step?
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How to delete specific files from terminal

Recently, I converted my music files to a different format. I have for example a folder of an artist containing the different albums in separate folders. I would knowing if is there a way to delete ...
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How to use Secure Erase and is it on the install CD?

Supposedly there is some built in hard drive magic called "Secure Erase" which is wildly faster and more secure than "dd if=/dev/zero..." I am most excited about the speed increase. There seems to ...
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I deleted a built-in folder in my home folder. How do I get it back?

I delete the Downloads folder from my home folder. When I create a new folder there called "Downloads", it doesn't have the proper icon, and it doesn't show up in the places sidebar. I tried adding ...
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How to delete files used by kernel?

I have a very peculiar situation. I installed a piece of software by building it from source. I used "make install" from the folder that I downloaded it into (on my desktop). Later on, after not using ...
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Deleted 2 20GB zips, no space freed up [closed]

Recently deleted 2 20GB gzip files from my Ubuntu. They did not appear in the Trash, and 40GB of disk space remains used. I searched all trash folders and they are empty. The files that were ...
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Accidentally created a file called “--help”. How to remove it?

I accidentally redirected the output of a command to --help rather than passing it as a parameter. How do I escape the dashes to I can remove the file? This is on a headless server, so I'll need to do ...
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How do I delete a folder generated by Foremost?

I used the Foremost tool for data recovery. It was taking too long so I decided to quit it. I closed the terminal and now it has left some folders behind and they have a lock sign on them. I want to ...
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How do I delete a hard link?

Recently I created a link with the following: sudo ln -n originalFileLocation How do I delete a hard link?
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Cannot move file to trash warning when trying to delete a file in Nautilus

I am trying to delete files in Nautilus and every time I try to delete one it always gives me this message: Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately? Then it gives me several ...
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Intercepting calls to rm, and directing deleted files to trash instead

Is there a way to intercept calls to rm, and instead of permamently deleting the files, moving them to trash instead?
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How do I delete all empty directories in a directory from the command line?

Say I have a directory named "foo". This folder is full of other directories. How can I delete all the empty directories in one command?
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How do I remove my Ubuntu One account?

I don't want to cancel a subscription to a service. That is all that I could find with 'How to eliminate/deactivate Ubuntu One account?' Search. On the Ubuntu One page there is a FAQ with the ...
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Safely remove folders that only Windows uses

I've been using an external hard drive in Windows, but now that I decided to switch to Ubuntu, I wonder if I can safely remove the folders $RECYCLE.bin, RECYCLER, $AVG and found.000
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How to restore the Gnome 3 shortcut ctrl + del to move file to trash? [closed]

I liked the new shortcut key ctrl + del (a la apple) for moving files to the trash that the gnome people implemented in gnome 3. Unfortunately for me the ubuntu folks have removed this function and ...
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How do I enable trash functionality on Samba shares?

I have a successful samba server setup but it's rather annoying that when I delete a file I can only delete it permanently and not move it to the trash. So my question is, how do I enable trash ...
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backup by compress tar each directory

I’m looking for a method to scan a directory (not recursive) and tar it using the original folder name, and then delete the folder (so I will have only the folder compressed) Anyone has the command ...
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Can I put a 'delete password' on files within Ubuntu One synced folders? [closed]

I see that this is not currently possible. Could it be made possible? I.e. to either have a 'master delete' password or to have a comprehensive 'undelete' function should a user on the family ...
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Can I safely remove all the files in /tmp?

I want to make free space on my computer, and Baobab tells me /tmp is 8 Gio large. Can I delete all the files in /tmp safely? Do I have to close some programs first? Additionally, why is this ...
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How to delete file(s) in secure manner?

Is there a way to make sure that a deleted file can not be recovered? As you know, deleting a file by pressing shift-del or using trash doesn't mean that file is gone forever. It resides somewhere ...
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After deleting files I do not get any more space on my hard drive and files are not in trash

I am deleting files from my filesystem because I am running out of space but I do not get any more free space after deleting them. I cannot locate these files and they are not in trash. I do not know ...
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Is it safe to delete every hidden folder in the home directory?

My $HOME (otherwise known as '~') directory has lots of hidden configuration folders. Is it safe to delete all of them? To be specific Will the OS break if I do so? Will my ...
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How to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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How can I remove the default application indicators, like the power or the volume indicator, in Unity?

After installing a bunch of new application indicators, I realized that I was using a lot of the top-bar space, and wanted to get rid of some default indicators to have more space. Is this somehow ...
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Is there any log kept of the files I delete?

I deleted a folder today while I was thinking I had clicked on another one. Is there any log that I can search to find the name of the folder I just deleted? The files deleted were probably not ...
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Unable to delete files from drive in Banshee [closed]

When I imported all of my music from my iPod into Banshee, I got all of the wrong music, so I decided to delete it all. Now it says that there is no such file or directory, so it won't delete the ...
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File are being deleted after renaming [closed]

Renamed files dissapears from Ubuntu One Folder. I had to move files from U O to some temp location, rename them and upload them back. Is there a special procedure for files renaming?
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Accidental deletion of the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution

I am using 11.04 and Evolution 2.32.2 I accidentally deleted the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution. Because this is Gmail object and (not a label per say), it is not deletable in Gmail. ...
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cant delete files on an external hd

I have an external hd, which is not really healthy (several sectors not readable). I guess thats the reason I have some corrupt files I want to delete these files and found Icant delete any file on ...
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Removing sources after building from them

Suppose, we've built some package from sources (configure make install). May we remove sources directory after successful building? Or it depends? On what, then?
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How can I recover data deleted using find -delete?

HI Guys! I am working on Ubuntu 10.04 version. I accidentally deleted my code from find -delete command. Is there any way to recover the data? Many thanks in advance.
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How do I remove all files that match a pattern?

When I revert in Mercurial, it leaves several .orig files. I would like to be able to run a command to remove all of them. I have found some sources that say to run: rm **/*.orig But that gives me ...
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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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How to recursively remove .svn metadata folders?

I have a Java project and it used a SVN repository, now I decide to change to GIT. However the problem is that SVN engine that I used created in every folder of the project the .svn metadata ...
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Delete GTK theme

I want to delete GTK themes which come by default in ubuntu 10.10. As I open appearance, theme delete button is shown disabled for me. How I can delete theme by using Appearance instead of going to ...
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Redefined ctrl key: can I obtain multiple strokes by holding?

I have redefined my right ctrl key to delete, using xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Delete" and this works very nicely, except that whenever I hold the key, it deletes only once. Of course, I can ...
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How to recover Deleted Files and Folders?

How I can restore files and folders. I've deleted my home folder recursively. :(
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How to prevent a file under user folder to be deleted?

How can I make some file impossible to be deleted by user even if it is under his/her home folder?
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vim/gedit delete words between character

I have a huge file with the entries like the one below: <option value="201">Medical</option> <option value="203">Finance</option> <option value="205">Tax ...
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How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem

I am having problem with my memory device (actually a memory card that act external memory device like pendrive). experimentx@workmateX:/var/www/zendtest$ sudo rm ...
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Ubuntu One Triplicated my contacts — how can I delete all contacts so I can start over?

I need to delete all contacts in Ubuntu One. Doing this one at a time is excruciating and horrible. How can I just get rid of all contacts?
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Why can't I purge apache2.2-bin and apache2.2-common?

I have tried to completely remove apache2.2 from my system. But the only thing that happens is that apt-get will remove "apache2-mpm-prefork" and install "apache2-mpm-worker". I have killed all ...
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Can you delete the Humanity icon theme safely?

I'm trying to reduce used space after running disk usage analyser, since I'm using a 40GB SSD. The icons use quite a bit of space! Could I delete those that I don't use, such as humanity? (I use ...
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How to delete files bypassing trash

When I select the file and push delete this file is automatically landing in the trash. How can I delete files bypassing trash without using a mouse?
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I can continue playing a video after I Shift-Delete it. Is the disk-space freed when I close player?

I've noticed that I can actually Shift-Delete (ie. doesn't go to Trash) a video which is currently playing, and it still keeps on playing, even though there is no named reference to it in nautilus or ...
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How can I automatically have old e-mails deleted in Evolution?

There is a nice feature in Thunderbird which lets you have your old e-mails, say those that are older than 30 days, deleted automatically. This feature (or some workaround) would be nice to have in ...