Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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delete folder from trash in Ubuntu

I delete folder from trash folder by mistake, but I want to retrieve it? I am using Ubuntu 14.10 is there any way to retrieve it again How can I do that?
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I can't locate and remove file in ubuntu 14.04

How to remove the unwanted chrome file rendering on my computer which I can't locate but is visible in 'Search your computer and online sources'? I have removed google chrome from my computer but this ...
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How to delete catalogues with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to delete catalogues or files with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking and then clinking 'remove' or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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How to delete the Windows partition and use it for Ubuntu's root?

My machine currently has Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I want to get rid of the windows and have Ubuntu taking up the entire hard drive. How should I go about doing this?
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Is it possible to prevent a file from being deleted unless in safe mode?

Is it possible to make a file only deletable when in safe mode on linux? Specifically I am using ubuntu 14.04 and I need to prevent a file from being deleted. If this solution is not possible is ...
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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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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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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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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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A key on my keyboard is not working!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today I noticed that my Delete button is not working. I tried restart, but the problem persists. All other keys are working properly. Why has this problem occurred and how ...
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Error removing file: Permission denied

I installed soft PhotoRec and recovery some files after I want to delete but i cant how can I delete this files and folders? can somebody help me I am new user. “recup_dir.1” can't be put in the ...
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Vim - Add a character to X next lines

I would like to add a # to the beginning of the 15 next lines (to comment everything). I know how to do it for 1 line : i -> #. My second question would be the opposite, how to delete the first ...
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How to delete files selected by rules?

I have a large list of .mp4 files in one directory on a NAS(Network Attached Storage). Some are listed as follows : XXXXX_3800.mp4 and other like XXXXX_8000.mp4 XXXXX is the same for both ...
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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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File Deletion system [duplicate]

I understand that for instance on a Windows system that when you delete a file that in fact it is not deleted as such immediately, but that the file is just marked meaning that other files can ...
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not able to delete or format the partitions thought gparted

About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned to install windows 8 on the ...
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How to recover Deleted Files and Folders?

How I can restore files and folders. I've deleted my home folder recursively. :(
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How to find (and delete) duplicate files among local disks and NAS? [duplicate]

I want to detect and delete duplicate files (same size) along local Disks and Nas Disks (The Nas Disks are mounted using Samba) I found the How to find and delete duplicate diles answer but I'm ...
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How to delete empathy chats - cannot find log file

How to delete empathy facebook chats? Tried to locate log file from: ./.local/share/Empathy/logs/ And: ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs But no such directories or files are present. Tried to locate ...
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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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Did not use SHIFT-DELETE nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted

I have not used shift-delete nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My ~/.bash_history file also has no log of using rm command. However I have used sudo modprobe hfsplus. Is ...
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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 do you delete a file in ubuntu? [closed]

I need to delete a file how do i do it?
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Permission denied - active user but the “ownership” disappeared

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies can't be deleted. I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Somehow it has removed itself as me being the ...
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Delete non-empty folder without permission

In my home directory on my University's server, there are some directories owned by another user. I'd like to get rid of them, but unfortunately it complains about me not having permission. I can ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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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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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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Move to trash in nautilus doesn't work, trash folder stays empty [duplicate]

When I click "move to trash" in the right-click context menu of nautilus, I get the following error: "name of the file ” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? but I don't ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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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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Delete multiple files with regex

I have folder with sub-folders with same files, for example: dsc_9660__content_w.jpg dsc_9660__content.jpg dsc_9660__h70.jpg dsc_9660__small.jpg dsc_9660.jpg Suffix - is different sizes of ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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pcmanfm nfts partition Some files cannot be moved to trash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with LDXE. I have PCManFM preferences set to "Erase files on removable media instead of "trash can" creation. Now when I try to delete a file on a ntfs partition on my second ...
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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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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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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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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 ...