Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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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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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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 ...
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how to delete one directory of a path?

Suppose I have a path Leonardo/data/approach/tennis/video and I want to delete approach directory, which means that path should look like this: Leonardo/data/tennis/video Can I do it from the ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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How do I delete all empty directories in a directory from the command line?

Say I have a directory named foo/. This folder includes subdirectories. How can I delete all the empty directories in one command?
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How to delete this files with wildcards in ubuntu terminal

Just asking how to delete these files (below is a sample). I tried rm -rf '*.upload'. but they are not deleted. Please help. thanks for sharing! sample ...
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Files deleted using Linux still show up in Windows [closed]

I use Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual boot. I deleted a video from the Downloads folder in C drive while using my Ubuntu OS. I simply selected the video and did a Shift+Delete. When I switch to ...
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How do I remove all files that match a pattern?

When I revert in Mercurial, it leaves several .orig files. I would like to be able to run a command to remove all of them. I have found some sources that say to run: rm **/*.orig But that gives me ...
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how to delete .private

private take alot of space when all my files 70 gb so please help me df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 451G 262G 167G 62% / none ...
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Not allowed to delete a encfs-encrypted empty folder

I have an encfs-encrypted folder and just cut the content of a subfolder of it and pasted it into another folder outside the encfs-encrypted one. While doing that, I got an error message, saying that ...
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Deleting Users and their directories Would delete everything from my system?

When I had joined my organization. I had installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 by fully removing its Windows installation. After regular upgrades and updates now it's been Ubuntu 15.04. Today, I am ...
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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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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

i'm new to Ubuntu Really need help in this problem Now i installed old version of a program that used a port for its processes , i deleted the folder of the program by right click .. remove and ...
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How to delete folder Permanently

I'm new to ubuntu , i've problem with deleting folder after i executed this command sudo rm -r -f /home/user/folder-name it create itself again after some seconds !!
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How to prevent the deletion (but not the creation) of items in a folder?

There is a folder which is being created within another folder in my home directory, and I want to be able to analyse the contents of this folder, however, I have a problem: as the folder is created, ...
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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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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 │ ├── config │ ├── c1.conf │ └── c2.conf │ ├── logs │ ├── l1.txt │ └── l2.txt │ └── src ├── static ├── s1.py └── ...
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Delete a specific Launcher

Excuse me Please: In settling in to 14.04, I finally have my beloved GNOME back, and am currently trying to delete a launcher from the launcher bar(?) that is pointing to a Link that no longer exists. ...
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Restore Direcory/files after rm -rf

I've accidentally deleted a project directory from my Ubuntu with rm -rf. is it possible to restore them somehow?
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There's a folder called “C:” in my wordpress root that cannot be deleted over SSH

I migrated my wordpress install from a Windows machine to an Ubuntu machine and I had the script WPBackup installed. The path for the backup was C:/webserver/site/wp-content/backup/ for the old ...
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2nd hand ASUS Ux31 need to delete users and reset laptop

I have a 2nd hand laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to delete the old users, but the one is guest and the other user Ubuntu says is not the root user. but there are no other visible users? I get this ...
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trash folder seems empty or access denied

I'm running lubuntu 14.04. Since a while, files I deleted don't show in the trash folder (under pcmanfm as well as under nautilus). Looking in ~/.local/share, no "trash" folder is visible. Now I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 do not start up (latest kernel deleted) [duplicate]

Today I did install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new PC (no dual boot!) After fine tuning the whole day, I did delete per accident the latest sub kernel of 3.19.0-30-gen. Now the pc do not start up at all, ...
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how to remove microsoft-network folder

hey everyone i wanna delete this folder called microsoft-network how to do this CLick here for image to see what folder i mean
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no enough space to install or delete

When I'm installing or deleting packages an error message appears that there is no enough space... I found a repository /source size 25.GB and the partition that ubuntu 15.04 works on is 31 GB What ...
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Purpose of '~/.cache' directory and when is it safe to delete? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of every user's ~/.cache directory? Under which circumstances can it be deleted, when should one be careful about its contents?
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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 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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“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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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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What does rm -rf do?

What does rm -rf do when used to remove files or directories? How do the -r and -f options work together?
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Can not delete old kernels?

I ran the command: dpkg -l | grep linux-image- and got this list rc linux-image-3.13.0-51-generic 3.13.0-51.84 rc linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic 3.13.0-52.86 rc linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic ...
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rm -rf command can't delete a file. Ubuntu 14.04.03

I was trying to copy some files and I saw that I had already backed up the data, so I pressed Ctrl+C to stop the process. When trying to remove the backed up files, I was not able to delete the folder ...
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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 deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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Delete a list of directories stored in a file

I have a list of directories names in the following path /home/list/list.txt The directories are all in the following path /home/directory/ How can I delete the directories contained in the ...