Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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Difference between move to trash and rm on the terminal?

I am using watchdog, a python package to monitor changes in the file system. The code works fine on Mac but it seems that the delete event is not monitored correctly in ubuntu. If I do a rm instead of ...
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I accidentley deleted my mp3 files on my mp3 device

I accidently deleted my whole library on my mp3 player because i wanted to syncronise with rhythmbox. It deleted all my songs and put the few, that were in my folder on my device. How can i get the ...
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Bad Work. formate unnecessary [on hold]

I install Ubuntu, during installation asked me if I wanted to: a) Install ubuntu with debian b) Ubuntu install and remove debian c) Another option and I do not remember .. I chose to install ubuntu ...
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by mistake deleted desktop folder :( help me to recover it?

I've deleted my desktop folder using "DELETE" from home/downloads/desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) by mistake which had some important files in it. It also got deleted from the trash. Please help me to recover ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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Delete all files that contain a particular string?

I changed my wordpress theme. The older one created so much images on server. My new theme doesnt need them, so I want to remove all. How can I do that? For example: Default image: ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
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Files are not being sent to trash but being permanently deleted

When I booted my computer, I noticed: that the Trash icon was missing from File Manager; this message when I tried to delete a file: Are you sure that you want to permanently delete ...
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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 to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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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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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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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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How can I change this script in order to delete directories as well?

find /folder/*.* -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \; I tried rm -r and with -R argument, but without any result.
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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How can I remove shift delete shortcut? [duplicate]

I accidentally permanent delete a folder because my computer was lagging... it was a terrible mistake. I deleted it at my dorm where I have no other secondary computers to do a recovery on because the ...
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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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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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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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How to delete files and subdirectories by size and age?

I have a ubuntu server 12.10 which receives images from a camera by FTP, I receive the images in a directory with a fixed quote on the server and I need to delete the oldest images first, I would like ...
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permission denied

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies cant be deleted I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Some how it has removed it self as me being the ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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help, can't empty my trash folder on external hdd

I've been searching for this problem on the webs but none of the solutions i've found worked for me. The problem is that I have an external hard drive and the trash folder won't delete. the complete ...
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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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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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How delete files - based on date in filename

I have some folder with files with the names as "example_YY_MM_DD-HH.zip" and I have 3 backups per day. I need this: 1) For backups older than 1 week I need only one per day (at midnight '00' at HH) ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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Files that were deleted are still taking up space on HDD but are not in trash- Ubunt 12.10

This is the first time I have encountered this problem with Ubuntu 12.10 I am trying to restore data from an external hard drive using TestDisk 6.14. There were read problems so I aborted the app. I ...
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Does deleting a file from my computer also delete it from Ubuntu One?

If I delete from my computer something, will that be deleted from my Ubuntu One cloud? If not, then how can I delete it? I'm new here and I'm confused how all this works...
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Permanently delete .DS_Store

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live usb. I can't permanently delete .DS_Store: when I moved the file from another usb to trash it says No such file or directory. Do I have to reformat my USB stick to ...
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personally identifiable information

will rm -rf /home/exampleuser/* remove ALL data including "stored" personal information that may still be on the system such as credit card numbers and passowrd etc.?
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Extundelete Error

I messed up my computer pretty bad, deleted my documents folder. I'm in another OS now, and tried to run extundelete to fix it, most of it worked. BUT out of cruel irony, the only file I cared about ...
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Can't empty trash

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and i cant delete them, at first after i click on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when i do that it just says ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I have deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and as the computer booted to Ubuntu by default (after a 10 second boot menu) I can no longer start Windows 7. (I get a grub rescue prompt). I would ...
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How to delete multiple files?

I need to select and delete multiple files from ubuntu one, which are synced every time I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu One on my Android device. If I delete them from the folder on my computer ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 along With windows 7. But I want to Recover my data which is deleted by shift+delete in ubuntu 13.04,Is there any way recover it.
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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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Will this wipe my HD? [duplicate]

If I get Xubuntu/Ubuntu will it wipe my hard drive or delete all of my files? ( I want my stuff!) My friend tells my Ubuntu is great but I have Windows 7. I don't want to lose all of my stuff!
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How to reinstall services?

I made a mistake and deletes the etc/mysql/ directory. I installed lamp-server again (sudo tasksel install lamp-server) but I still don't have the etc/mysql directory and some of other mysql ...
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Cannot delete .Trash1000 folder on USB Drive

I have my pendrive working fine if I use it on Windows XP, but it contains some files (1.1GB), including .Trash1000 folder, and it is not allowing me to delete that. I tried the following, but none ...
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where the files goes when restore that file in trash

Accidentally one of my folder was delete by my own self(That folder was at Downloads). And then I moved to trash and that folder was there. Then I right click on that folder and select restore. But ...
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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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vmware deletes my virtual machine after i restart my pc

after I created a backtrack virtual machine, whenever i restart my pc the virtual machine I created gets deleted
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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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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% ...