Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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How can i delete Ubuntu from the computer? [duplicate]

I want to clear my computer from everything but i have no clue how I will do this with Ubuntu Plz help me before i will throw my computer throgh the window. With other words i don't want to have ...
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Restore Pictures folder in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm accident delete Pictures folder in /home/my_username. I try to re-create that folder but it seems that the system doesn't understand it. All the pictures I take from the screenshot, shutter, save ...
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Unable to delete a folder, it keeps recreating itself

Ubuntu 15.10. I was attempting to get the webcam application "Cheese" to work. Some of the proposed solutions involved deleting a folder in my home directory: ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0. However, ...
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Prevent folder deletion for the owner of a folder

Let's assume that I have a webhosting server running on my ubuntu 13.04 system. For each customer I get that wants to host a website on my server I create a user and add it to a group called ...
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How to delete the duplicate file with extension “~”

I have an issue opening one of the config file, each time when I try to edit it by giving sudo vi XX file name XX it says: "Swap file ".config.ini.swp" already exists! [O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit ...
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where did I accidentally move my files to?

I attempted to rename all .el files to the same name but without ending. I used the command mv *.el ./* in my terminal and now my home is pretty much empty. Any suggestions how to revert that or where ...
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How to remove files with no permission?

I have leftovers of pylotro a windows emulator, but cant move all files to the trash bin. How do I change permission and delete them?
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When I delete a file from a separate partition, it does not go to Trash

I'm using Ubuntu in Dual boot with Windows 7. I have three partitions: one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one for my files (it is used in both OSs; let's call it D). When I use Ubuntu and I delete ...
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Deleting directories and files after uninstallation of LAMP

I want to start a fresh installation of LAMP. I went through several answers on how to remove/uninstall LAMP but the issue being that even after uninstallation there are still many PHP,MySQL and ...
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deleted /etc/grub.d/10_lupin on accident

i was playing around with sudo on accident,and I know it is a very harmful tool to play with,but accidentally,instead of typing sudo VI it took me to sudo /etc/grub.d/10_lupin. can this be repaired ...
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How shred very large folder and subfolder and files [duplicate]

I want to shred or secure delete big folder that have about 100 GB information and many files What command or tool can I use for this?
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Mass delete of emails from text file found in word document

I've got two files. The first file is about 700 email address that I have in a text file, the second file is my complete email list which includes first name, email address. What I need to do is do ...
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How to make an alias for delete function?

Today I erased my thesis. Fortunately, I had a backup on Dropbox, so I was able to recover it. I would like to know if there's a way of using an alias to make a delete function that moves a file to ...
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How can I get a list of the files and directories that have been restored from trash?

I accidentally restored a set of files (around 15-20 in total) from the trash, instead of deleting them (sic). Is there a way to find which files were restored to which directory, so that I can then ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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How do I force delete a file?

Okay so, I have a random file placed in my desktop named "Unconfirmed 371801.crdownload" and I am extremely worried it is a virus and I want to remove it immediately but whenever I try to remove it it ...
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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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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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How do I delete the target of a symbolic link without deleting the link itself?

I have a symbolic link ~/Desktop/test.txt which points to ~/rendu/test.txt. I know ONLY the path of ~/Desktop/test.txt, I want a fast way to delete ~/rendu/test.txt WITHOUT deleting the symbolic ...
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No space left on device even after deleting files

I used bleachbit on root and after deleting 100s of megabytes it still says there is no space left on device? What can I do to fix this? I believe this is a bug in Ubuntu and it remains unfixed! I ...
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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When I install Ubuntu , all Windows 7 drives will be deleted. How can I recover them?

Sir, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then all my Windows drives were deleted. I have my important data in Windows. Please tell me any way I can recover my all files. Please help me!!!
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How to delete chat history in skype for only one contact in Linux

I'm trying to delete chat history for only one contact in Linux. I've tried sqlite: http://www.sqlite.org/download.html but it removes chat conversation for a while and after restart skype it ...
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Can't delete a file with a '?' in the file name

Can't delete a file with a '?' in the file name, it fails to delete with the message 'the file does not exist'. I've tried through the terminal using rm -f ./pathtofile\?.mkv But despite no ...
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cannot delete an empty folder in “root”

I created an empty "FTP" folder whilst setting up an ftp prog on kubuntu 14.04. I wish to delete the empty folder "ftp" in my root but having used the terminal command rm I get the answer that the ...
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How can I remove all files from current directory using terminal? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I tried rm 'ls', rm rf but they did not work.
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Nautilus trash doesn't show deleted files on other partitions

Ubuntu 14.04 I have created several symlinks in my home folder to folders in another drive. I have changed the permissions of that mounted drive: drwxrwxrwx 6 root root 4,0K oct 13 17:30 media/ ...
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Can you recover previous versions of files?

I know that if I delete a file it won't actually be 'deleted' as such, just marked as 'can be overridden when needed' so that when that space is needed the file will just be overridden, and this means ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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How do I remove missing physical lvm volume?

So I have an old drive that was yanked months ago. I want to remove it from my volume groups but the LVM GUI is saying I need to move extents etc. Why can't I just nuke it and if so, how can I do ...
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Termination of All Files/Programs

I rebooted my computer, and upon startup, I have lost all of my programs and files. Is there a way to rollback? How should I proceed in attempting to fix this issue?
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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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Ubuntu automatically shows deleted files

I ran Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS from a live cd and I noticed that it shows deleted files (some many years old) on USB sticks and on the computer's hard drive (files that were created, saved and deleted from ...
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Reclaim deleted space?

I am VPS to a 14.04 server and have over the past few weeks deleted at least 100GB's worth of files. However, my free space continues to decrease? I've looked in the location below for root, and my ...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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How can i remove Ubuntu? (delete/uninstall) [duplicate]

i have dual boot system! Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows Xp! I want to delete the Ubuntu and use only Windows Xp, because my netbook is too old and the wifi does not work with Ubuntu! I searched for a ...
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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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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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Can I create a self-destructing file?

I placed a file into my local Dropbox folder. I would like it to exist only temporarily for X numbers of days. After X numbers of days the file should be automatically deleted. Is it possible to ...
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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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why I cant delete any folder within /usr/local

I try to delete the folder /usr/local, and I realized that I cant change the name of the folder nor I can move and now I cant delete, can someone explains me why??
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How can fix “Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?”? [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
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How to recursive delete btrfs snapshot?

How can I delete a snapshot that contain in itself other snapshots? The normal sudo btrfs subvolume delete will give a error.
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Tried to delete files; disappeared from home folder, but did not appear in Trash (Btrfs)

I deleted some files from my home folder that added up to about 50GB. They did not go to my Trash, but are no longer in the home folder. I still have the same amount of disk space remaining as I did ...
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Deleting iso file used to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox using an iso file stored on Desktop. Please, how can I delete that iso file? If I deleted it in Windows, Ubuntu didn't start.
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How do I delete / remove a file

I am a beginner with Linux / Ubuntu, and I'm trying to remove / delete a file. The specific is a wallet I created in Electrum to import a paper wallet; I can see the wallet in the file list but can't ...
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Trash Has Reached Maximum Size

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and my trash folder won't accept any files larger than a text document. Yes, the trash is empty. I've checked all the related threads here, as well as played with the size ...
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Ubuntu phone - How can I delete the contacts in my phone book properly?

I am importing my contacts into my personal address book in the following way: syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts To keep them updated I delete all the ...