Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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I can't delete files on flashdisk after sync with unison-gtk

I use unison-gtk for folder sync with my flashdisk. after sync I can't delete my files in my flashdisk.
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Accidentally Delete Ubuntu installation

I have win 7 on my machine and installed Ubuntu as Dual boot. While cleaning up some unwanted files I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu installations as well. Now every time I boot my machine, I still ...
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Recover File Deleted on Encrypted Hard Drive?

When I installed Linux I chose to encrypt my hard drive, including the home folder. If I delete a file in the normal fashion (not securely deleting it with overwrites) will it not be recoverable by ...
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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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Error when trying to open “Trash” through Nautilus. Any alternatives?

Pretty simple error. When I try to open "Trash" through Nautilus, I get a dialog box displaying the following: 'Sorry, could not display all the contents of “trash:///”: Operation not supported' I ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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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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Unable to delete file - no such file or directory

How can I delete a file that is there but the system says is not there?
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How can I recover GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) session?

I delete GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) from cd /usr/share/xsessions with "rm gnome-shell-desktop" and "rm gnome.desktop" . How can I recover them ? /usr/share/xsessions$ ls ...
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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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I cannot delete anything in my archive folder

When I try to delete files out of my archive folder I can't move them to the trash and also when I highlight them and go shift-delete that also doesn't work
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Deleting Ubuntu help? [duplicate]

So I downloaded Ubuntu and chose to replace it instead of using win7 but now i want win7 back and the recovery disks only say UDF Volume and are no use. Please help?
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How to turn off or delete the default lubuntu panel in 14.04?

I am right now experimenting with cairo dock and so far so good. I want to turn off the default lubuntu panel for which currently i dont find a need for. anyone with know how pls help me do this. ...
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Permissions to copy, move, save, save as, etc in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm very sure this is probably a duplicate question, and/or is going to be taken as me asking for root privileges or whatever and just about everyone is going to say "...shouldnt do it..." or ...
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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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 Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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Difference between move to trash and rm on the terminal? [duplicate]

I am using watchdog, a python package to monitor changes in the file system. The code works fine on Mac but it seems that the delete event is not monitored correctly in ubuntu. If I do a rm instead of ...
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I accidentley deleted my mp3 files on my mp3 device

I accidently deleted my whole library on my mp3 player because i wanted to syncronise with rhythmbox. It deleted all my songs and put the few, that were in my folder on my device. How can i get the ...
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by mistake deleted desktop folder :( help me to recover it?

I've deleted my desktop folder using "DELETE" from home/downloads/desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) by mistake which had some important files in it. It also got deleted from the trash. Please help me to recover ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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Delete all files that contain a particular string?

I changed my wordpress theme. The older one created so much images on server. My new theme doesnt need them, so I want to remove all. How can I do that? For example: Default image: ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
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Multiple boot windows 8 and ubuntu how to remove?

I have a windows 8 and ubuntu 12 installed in my laptop but recently i formatted my laptop and re install windows and because i want a clean installation of my OS i erased and formatted the drive C ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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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 do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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How can I change this script in order to delete directories as well?

find /folder/*.* -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \; I tried rm -r and with -R argument, but without any result.
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How can I remove shift delete shortcut? [duplicate]

I accidentally permanent delete a folder because my computer was lagging... it was a terrible mistake. I deleted it at my dorm where I have no other secondary computers to do a recovery on because the ...
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Lost some files after I cut and pasted in Ubuntu 12.04

I cut some files to paste it somewhere else and when I was in the location to paste, the paste option was disabled. I go back to where it was (the source from where I cut the folders) and the files ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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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 to delete files and subdirectories by size and age?

I have a ubuntu server 12.10 which receives images from a camera by FTP, I receive the images in a directory with a fixed quote on the server and I need to delete the oldest images first, I would like ...
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permission denied

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies cant be deleted I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Some how it has removed it self as me being the ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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help, can't empty my trash folder on external hdd

I've been searching for this problem on the webs but none of the solutions i've found worked for me. The problem is that I have an external hard drive and the trash folder won't delete. the complete ...
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How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI

I'm about to install Ubuntu by using Wubi. Can I then delete Windows and keep Ubuntu?
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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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How delete files - based on date in filename

I have some folder with files with the names as "example_YY_MM_DD-HH.zip" and I have 3 backups per day. I need this: 1) For backups older than 1 week I need only one per day (at midnight '00' at HH) ...