Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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 ...
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How to undo an operation done in terminal?

I had deleted an important file once and later i had changed the permissions of a file which i am not able to revert now. Is there any way through which i can undo delete or revert permissions on ...
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Delete Alt-F2 history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I delete the command line history from the dash? Can anybody tell me configuration or file address where it is (on GNOME 3). On gnome2 it was in config ...
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Delete message from jabber history in Empathy 3.2

I accidentially sent a message with private information to a friend of mine on Jabber (using Empathy 3.2). I now want to delete this message from the history, but I cannot find where Empathy 3.2 ...
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Why is a .Trash-1000 hidden folder created when I try to delete files from a mounted MicroSD card?

I have recently been mounting my Android phone via a USB cable and have been adding and deleting files to the microSD card. However I noticed that space was not being freed up when I deleted files. It ...
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Does installing Apache overwrite ALL (including mounts) www folders? [duplicate]

I have a old hard drive (with Ubuntu 32b) that was running my website. The site was located in /var/www/vhosts/debug.onlinelabtests.com I removed the hard drive, and dropped in a new one. Install ...
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Right clicking a file, Can't delete files/folders, no option to delete.

I have some files and folders that I can't delete. I click menu -> right click and the delete option is not available. I can delete by using the terminal, but I'd prefer to do it from the GUI. It's ...
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How to delete files irreversibly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I read that the files which are permanently deleted still can be recovered with some utilities and methods. I want to know how ...
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How can I remove shortcuts in Cinnamon?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Cinnamon. How can I remove shortcuts?
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How to delete all the files with a certain extension from a folder and all of its subfolders?

I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from ...
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Does Banshee have a log of files deleted from the drive from within Banshee?

does Banshee have a log of files deleted from the drive from within Banshee? Apparently all these dupes I was seeing in my library and deleting weren't dupes, but a bug :( ...
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delete files with particular character length and a extension in a directory using some command in terminal window

I would like to know what command must be executed in the terminal window which will enable us to delete files with a particular extension(say .c) in a particular directory whose name length is 6 ...
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Can I delete one of my old ubuntu folder?

I installed ubuntu on both of my laptop and desktop and logged in ubuntu one using the same account.Now on my laptop I can see the sync folder of my desktop although I have already uninstalled ubuntu ...
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Unable to delete recup_dir.1 folder

A folder was created when I used a utility to recover pictures from a cd card that I deleted by mistake. Now I can't delete it or move it. I am told I am not the owner of it even when I am logged on ...
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Ubuntu restore deleted files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I just run command: rm -r ~/.config/ ~/.cache/ and all my files from computer are gone. How I can restore them?
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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? [duplicate]

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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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