Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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What happens if I attempt to delete Ubuntu itself while logged in?

What would happen if I delete the / directory while logged as root into Ubuntu? Would I get some sort of error to the effect of Error: unable to self-destruct? Or would I actually be able to delete ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Deleting Ubuntu's Partition and stay with Peppermint

I have Peppermint 6 installed on my old laptop and it works great! However, I wanted to try out Ubuntu LTS on it, and it didn't go very well. The animations were very slow and apps took a long time to ...
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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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Can't get rid of file in /var/lib/update-notifier/user.d/ in 64-bit xubuntu 14.04

There's this infuriating update notifier that pops up in every single goddamned time I log into my account telling me the following: The following packages requested additional data downloads ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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Can I delete libc-bin?

Question is simple, I need to know because I cant upgrade/install anything, because it always says I have to uninstall/delete it to continue. It also says dont do it, if I dont know what I am doing. ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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How to detect files with the same name but different extensions?

I have a directory whose files have extension either .JPG or .NEF and I want to delete the files of the form X.NEF for which X.JPG does not exist in the directory. (X here can be any string.) I don't ...
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Delete confirmation missing when I hit the delete key

I'm sick of accidentally deleting files and directories as DEL button is badly located on my keyboard. I would really like it if ubuntu asked me to confirm before deleting anything. Is there a way to ...
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Delete Linux From My Acer E1-530G [duplicate]

i bought laptop Accer Aspire E1-530G and it has Linux operating system, so I wanna delete it from my Laptop,and install Windowns 7 Or 8 and i want to know if it's possible to delete linux premanently ...
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What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...
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How to delete win7 and set Ubuntu into “real” space?

I'm using dual OS (Windows and Ubuntu) Now I'm really interesting with Ubuntu, and I wanna delete Win7, but when I set up Ubuntu, I use the virtual space.. How to delete Win7 and merge Ubuntu into ...
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error removing file no such file or directory

I am not being able to delete certain files with an error no such file or directory. A file on my desktop as well as a file in my movies folder is not being deleted. I am 100% sure the problem isn't ...
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How to delete a folder in /usr/bin? [closed]

I tried to install Adobe Reader 9.bin. In Terminal, I did set the path to /usr/bin. Now I cannot delete this app because it does not work correctly. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. My Ubuntu is ...
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How can I delete files from the low graphic mode?

yesterday I was trying to recover some lost files from an external drive using r-linux. I think this filled my laptop's hard drive and my computer suddenly crashed and went on low graphic mode which ...
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Why do I get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove an empty directory?

I have this empty directory, but I keep getting the following error message: Cannot remove test: Directory not empty I know this question has been asked plenty of times but none of them helped. I ...
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Is there a way to add shred to right-click menu?

BleachBit lets you shred either folders or files if you use the menu from within the program but is it possible to add a shred option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may ...
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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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I cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 because HDD is too full, I can open the terminal, but cannot delete folders

I cannot boot Ubuntu 14.04 because HDD is too full. I can open a terminal, but cannot delete folders to make space because of read-only status. If I check ownership, however, they appear to be my own. ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 from USB- It is the only OS on my system.

I am a very novice Ubuntu user, and there were some issues when I first installed Ubuntu. I would like to reinstall it from my USB, but I can't figure out how to do this even after reading through the ...
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properly delete files for flash drives, but still retain trash bin

I'm finding that in Ubuntu 15.04 if I trash a file on my flash drive, like some music, that the stereo in my car still finds it and plays it. Is it because it's in a recycle bin / trash can sort of ...
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Shift + Delete freezes the screen

When I try to delete files permanently using Shift + Delete, the screen freezes for some time say 30 seconds, after which there is the message click OK or not.
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How to stop and remove the docker

I'm trying to remove a docker/images/containers and all stuff which is somehow connected with docker, but first of all I neeed to stop it. While I'm trying to execute this command: docker stop ...
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How to search and delete files who contain specific string in name

How can I delete every file on the system which have something in the name?
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PositiveSSL doesn't work because of Snakeoil

My problem is that I need to edit my current configuration to point to my commercial certificate instead of a self-signed one, but I don't know how to do that. Currently I have it configured to use a ...
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Will replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu limit processor fearures?

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 and am intending to replace the pre-installed Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Will I be able to make use of processor technologies, such as Hyperthreading, VT-x etc., ...
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Delete a file, from a USB ubuntu boot

So i made a huge mistake. I ran the Testdisk program. And i made a huge file (120+ Gb). Made the computer unable do almost anything. I tried to delete it. It got moved to the trash. And i tried to ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Command to delete a file? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I am trying to write a shell script that deletes a persistent but unnecessary folder in my home directory upon execution. So, I ask you fellow Ubuntu users, what is the terminal ...
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What is .Trash-0 and why does it act up every so often?

I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my ...
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Why can't I delete a folder in my trash?

So I downloaded a "cracked" version of Minecraft. STUPID, I know and understand the dangers. Anyway, the download put a folder called "minecraft" on my computer. it contained a .png and a .jar file. ...
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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...
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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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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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Can I delete the contents of /var/lock? [closed]

I am seeing some perculiar files in the directory /var/lock, how do I delete the contents of the file?
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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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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Irremovable folder after wiping free space with bleach bit

I have a following problem. Yesterday I was using Bleach Bit as root to wipe free space. When I woke up Bleach Bit was not Responding and the terminal hangs on "suffix length = 235". So I force Bleach ...
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Turning on auto-expunge emails in Dekko?

When I delete an email, it is apparently marked as deleted but not fully removed (expunged/or moved to trash). It stays crossed over in the INBOX folder. I read around ...
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Internal Differences Between File deleted from GUI and CLI

I am using inotify system call for watching one of my file for all the events (delete,modify etc). But When I deleted file from GUI, no notification was fired. Whereas when I deleted file from CLI ...
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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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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs, mirage and viewnior - all are permanently deleting images (there is a prompt) rather than using trash. I would prefer moving to trash without confirmation. Moving to trash ...
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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...