Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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% ...
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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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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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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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Can I delete the contents of /var/lock? [on hold]

I am seeing some perculiar files in the directory /var/lock, how do I delete the contents of the file?
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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How to remove multiple empty lines with Notepad++ [closed]

How to remove multiple empty lines with Notepad++ and convert those emply lines with one empty line? I don't want to remove single empty line but if there are many empty lines (like 5 empty lines) ...
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Cannot create folder in desktop : permission denied

I've looked here but i only found answers about creating files/folders by terminal. My thing is directly in the desktop... I can not cretae a file or a folder. Other thing is rename and delete ...
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How do I delete my stupid, “already answered” questions? [migrated]

And yes, I once again looked through the entire list of possible answers and found no answers to my question.
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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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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Irremovable folder after wiping free space with bleach bit

I have a following problem. Yesterday I was using Bleach Bit as root to wipe free space. When I woke up Bleach Bit was not Responding and the terminal hangs on "suffix length = 235". So I force Bleach ...
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Turning on auto-expunge emails in Dekko?

When I delete an email, it is apparently marked as deleted but not fully removed (expunged/or moved to trash). It stays crossed over in the INBOX folder. I read around ...
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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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How to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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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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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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New folders have been created on my USB and I can't delete them

39 new folders have appeared on my USB, which I can't open or delete they all have names like │)Á´.@e.öÓn, and all have random date last modified such as 5/3/2067, and I have no idea where they came ...
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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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Ubuntu server moved all of my files to .trash-1000 [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.02 LTS. I've got 4 hard drives, one with the OS and 3 2TB drives for mostly media files. I'm using SnapRaid to pool the 3 drives with a mount point called 'mnt/virtual'. ...
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Deleted my desktop

I accidently dragged this thing in my home folder under home called Desktop (image of standard ubuntu thing) into the trash. Freakng out. HOw do I undo it. My desktop is gone.
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unable to delete a strangely behaving directory

I am unable to delete a directory inside my pen drive. The directory is actually empty. When I right click on it and look for its properties, I can just see Contents: nothing. But when I try to delete ...
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Nemo (run as root) can't access Trash-folder in the “Places” bar, but only navigate there manually

When I run Nemo and select any folder, right-click and chose "Open as root..." and then delete a file from that root-Nemo window, it gets moved to root's Trash folder (/root/.local/share/Trash). Now ...
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cannot delete linux image due to dependencies

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I stil have Windows on my machine as well. After installing Ubuntu I noticed I had two Linux images on my machine in GRUB. One of them causes failure while booting, the ...
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Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox

I have a user running Evolution on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with only one account (Exchange MAPI). The problem is that, apparently, Evolution is deleting emails from the inbox. The user also has a mobile ...
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Another Error removing file: No such file in directory problem

I've read all the answers to this question that I could find, but I'm still confused. Here's my setup. I have a dual boot system. Windows XP Pro on one drive and Ubuntu on another separate drive. ...
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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 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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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 ...