Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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How to delete all directories with a particular name?

Under a directory, I have a bunch of directories named Debug. How do I delete all the Debug directories?
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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How to delete backup files using a bash script? [duplicate]

I want to automatically delete the backup files(those ending with ~) from everywhere on my computer. I tried to write a simple script usinglocate command, but I'm stuck at deleting file having space ...
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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs 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 after ...
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Is there a way to empty $HOME's Trash from the Live CD or Root?

In an effort to recover data from a troublesome external hard drive, I accidentally filled up my Home folder with recovered data. I managed to send it to the trash, but then I didn't have enough free ...
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Steam Deleting and Games Randomly Crashing

I recently moved over to Ubuntu due to a major virus attack destroying my C:\Windows directory. I've just gotten into using Ubuntu and I'm settling in quite well. As I go into Steam and lets say I ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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Image viewer with simple moving to a definable folder?

I want to use trash folder rather than permanently deleting images - and according to http://askubuntu.com/a/551080/349903 on Linux trash needs to be supported by programs and there is no reliable way ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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Ubuntu: Can I delete /var/log files due to low root space

Just had the message: Low disk space.. 2 GB left Judging by a posted message on ubuntu.org forums, I found that I have a .log file in /var/log at 22 GB in size!! My root is an 82 GB partion and ...
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How to delete extended partition in ubuntu 12.04

I want to delete my extended partition of ext4 in ubuntu. I using disk utility but can't delete or format. please tell me the procedure through terminal.
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Can't remove or list a file inside Dropbox directory

I tried to delete a directory named .dropbox.cache under Dropbox folder(dropbox was not running or not started yet) with sudo rm -r -f <directory_name> but it results rm: can't remove ...
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Is there a significant disadvantage to aliasing rm to do something else?

I've been bitten a few times recently with rming things I shouldn't have - for example, forgetting to ulink symlinks, not rm them. I'm thinking of writing a small bash script to simply move the ...
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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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Rubbish Bin lost all functionality

It appears I have somehow accidentally broken the functionality of the Ubuntu rubbish bin. There is currently no functionality to rubbish bin whatsoever. I first noticed this after I the terminal ...
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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Deleted Items not appearing in Trash folder. Stuck in .TRASH-1000

I have a three 3TB discs in a BTRFS RAID 1 configuration mounted at /mnt/btrfs on my machine. There is a symlink at /btrfs. There are a number of subvols within this, /archive /backups /games /home ...
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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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Accidentally unmounted the contents in /home/user/ and i want to recover it please help?

I was working on a school homework.I was supposed to create a shell program to mount and unmount usb device. I used while loop and cases in program.In first case i used "mount path" and in second ...
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remove and delete 00 p ci lan equipment: 1c.0 PCI bridge terminal command

root user: lspci Are these what terminal command to delete: 00: 1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) 00: 1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I ...
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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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Can't empty trash after external drive was unplugged

I've taken an USB hard drive of my teacher and now I've returned it him back. It was NTFS and I deleted some files there. Now my Trash icon is still full, while the trash is empty. How to make the ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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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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How to get the deleted files? [duplicate]

I have deleted my file from trash(by giving empty trash) carelessly.Is there any way to regain that file in ubuntu?
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Unable to delete a file in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a undeleted file in windows xp.This is a file leftover after deleting google chrome and is present in C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User ...
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What does the command “find ~/folder-name -type f | wc -l” do?

The context It takes forever to delete a particular folder created by bleach bit while freeing disk space Also, could you take a look at the context that suggested by @VolkerSiegel in her/him comment ...
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How to completely delete/uninstall (K)Ubuntu 14.04

I am pretty new to ubuntu/linux. I love the linux idea and i was looking for distribution i would choose. I chose Kubuntu 14.04, burned .iso on dvd and installed Kubuntu without problems. Then i was ...
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Is there a way to add BleachBit 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 this option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may ...
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I think I deleted bash!

I am attempting to make a PXE server that will boot Ubuntu (live cd) 14.04. I was trying to copy the bash file from /bin/bash to /var/lib/tftpboot/Ubuntu/bin/bash I must have used the ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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Deleted files after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop over the windows, I had 2 partitions on one hard disk. It seems like old partition is gone with all my files (photos, music, etc.). How can I recover old files. Files ...
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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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HDD Partition Delete Using Linux Bootable Disc: Manually From Shell/ CUI Environment

Please let me know what are the commands and their syntax for 1) display all partitions from shell 2) delete any/ all partition from shell Requirement/ Situation: In some machine there was Ubuntu ...
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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What are Trash and .Trash-1000?

When deleting a file a .Trash-1000 folder is created which contains two subfolders files and info. My deleted file as well as folder is saved all inside the subfolder files. If I Select Trash and ...
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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How to delete all the files/folders from the folder except few folders?

Assume that I have a directory structure as follows: /application ----application/config --------application/config/c1.conf --------application/config/c2.conf ----application/logs ...
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accidentally deleted a partition which resulted into a initramfs to be booted

I'm very new on using Ubuntu and when my computer said i need to partition my hard drive to have more space. I accidentally deleted an important partition. I tried looking through the web for answers ...
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Bittorrent Clients Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32bit

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (read - noob) and am finding it very difficult to determine if there is a BT client with the "Remove Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent + Data" options ...
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BTRFS cannot delete snapshot - operation not permited

I cannot delete a the btrfs subvolume "2014-07-28" which is a snapshot of the "@" created by the kubuntu installer to serve as the kubuntu root. teneighty@teneighty-MS-7924:/$ sudo mount -o ...
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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Deleted by mistake

I deleted a huge folder containing mp3 & mp4 songs by mistake. I thought it will be in trash but when I opened it, the folder wasn't there but when I opened the properties of trash I saw that it ...