The Trash/Wastebasket/Rubbish Bin is a place for files that have been removed from their original folder, but are still available to easily restore if the user made a mistake or changes their mind.

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Intercepting calls to rm, and directing deleted files to trash instead

Is there a way to intercept calls to rm, and instead of permamently deleting the files, moving them to trash instead?
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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How do I use gnome trash for files in different partition?

I have my files in a separate partition that is not mounted to /home, but only linked to it. How do I manage to be able to use the gnome trash in those files? For example: partion 2: mounted on ...
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in Ubuntu 11.04 when I click on the trash icon, and it opens up music player? [closed]

I've got Dell Laptop Vostro Intel i3,RAM 3gB DD3. I bought it with Ubuntu 8, than upgrade to 10.10 and everything was perfect. Yesterday I upgrade to 11.04 and the system run too slaw, time on time ...
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I can't open the trash from the Launcher's Trash Icon

I am an upgraded user from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 On Ubuntu 11.10 when I click on the Trash icon in the Unity launcher, it does not open the Trash can. Why?
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How do I enable trash functionality on Samba shares?

I have a successful samba server setup but it's rather annoying that when I delete a file I can only delete it permanently and not move it to the trash. So my question is, how do I enable trash ...
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Trash has reached maximum size?

I'm on Kubuntu 11.04, and deleting in Krusader I get "Thrash has reached maximum size" even when I have 10M in ~/.local/share/Trash/files. So my question is why is that? How do I set the allowed size ...
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After deleting files I do not get any more space on my hard drive and files are not in trash

I am deleting files from my filesystem because I am running out of space but I do not get any more free space after deleting them. I cannot locate these files and they are not in trash. I do not know ...
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Can't delete/edit files on my pendrive

I'm trying to delete the .Trash-1000 from my pen drive, but with sudo rm -rf .Trash-1000/ I got rm: cannot remove `.Trash-1000/expunged/2660089871/apps.log': Read-only file system (one line of ...
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How to move my Trash into /tmp or automatically empty trash on reboot?

I rarely use Trash. (I use Shift+Delete) But recently, I found I often remove some important files by mistake. So I want to use Trash now. But as we all know, my limited disk space will be filled ...
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How to recover a file which was removed in nautilus when running as root?

I'm new with Ubuntu and used the command sudo -s to become root and executed nautilus to open my Nautilus Elementary as root. While managing my files, I wrongly pressed the "Delete" button on my ...
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What is the .Trash Folder on the NTFS partitions?

When using a dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I see that there is a folder created with the name .Trash-1000 in the NTFS partitions. Could someone explain to me : What does this folder mean ? For ...
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Accidental deletion of the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution

I am using 11.04 and Evolution 2.32.2 I accidentally deleted the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution. Because this is Gmail object and (not a label per say), it is not deletable in Gmail. ...
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Issue with trashcan in panel

I am running Natty and I have the trashcan applet in one of my panels in Gnome and when I drag items to the trash can they get put into the panel instead. I can still put things in the trash can by ...
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Shortcut key for rubbish bin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do do I change the trash keyboard shortcut? In the launcher, the Rubbish Bin is given the shortcut Super+t. I assume this is because it was named 'Trash Can' or ...
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How can I change Unity's super-t binding to something else?

First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity ...
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How to restrict users on deleting files from trash folder?

I want to restrict my users on deleting files from trash. Also i dont want my users to delete files bypassing trash. Is there any way to do this?
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How do I restore the Trash icon on the desktop?

I accidentally removed the trash icon from the desktop, is there a way to put it back?
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Gnome trash on cifs mount random behaviour [closed]

I'm seeing some weird behaviour in Ubuntu 10.04. I have a cifs mount that's mounted by fstab as follows: //192.168.1.1/share /media/storage ...
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How does the Trash Can work, and where can I find official documentation, reference, or specification for it?

When trying to manage trash can from mounted NTFS volumes, I ended up reading FreeDesktop.org's reference on it. Poking around and doing some tests, I realized Ubuntu/Gnome does not follow the specs ...
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Why is .Trash-0 using up so much space?

I want to know why it is using up so much space and why its contents are hidden?
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How to turn off trash?

I don't believe in Trash Bin and when I delete something I want it to be gone forever, how to turn off the Trash? P.S. When I delete files from the console do they also go to Trash?
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Any way to consolidate multiple .Trash directories

I have a seperate data partition with a functioning .Trash directory. But ~/.local/share/Trash is the only directory seen by trash:/// in nautilus. Here's the fstab entry for the partition: ...
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will you be able to drag unwanted files unto the trash on the unity Launcher?

When unity for Natty is finished, will there be a feature to drag and drop unwanted files into the trash that is docked on the launcher?
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How to delete files bypassing trash

When I select the file and push delete this file is automatically landing in the trash. How can I delete files bypassing trash without using a mouse?
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Is there a way of organize file in Trash by delete-date?

In Trash I can organize files by last modified date, and others, but I want to see last deleted files. Is there a way? My "visible columns" options: My Trash folder screenshot:
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Trash works on NTFS when mounted by Nautilus, but not when automounted via /etc/fstab

I have 2 "data" drives. One is ntfs, the other is ext4. The Trash works for both drives when I allow Nautilus to handle the mount. I've opted to auto-mount them via entries in /etc/fstab, but ...
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Why does Nautilus ask me to “… empty the trash before you unmount?”

I have a SATA hard-drive, formatted as ext4, which is detected by Nautilus each time I boot the computer. I do need to click on it, in Places, to actually mount it. That's okay, I'm happy with ...
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Trash bin is not opening

My Trash bin is not opening. It just shows the "loading" mouse cursor forever. Any idea what can be wrong? --update (after the answer) After emptying the trash solved also a problem that used to ...
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Why are my Trash items not showing?

There was a folder on my desktop, and I dragged and dropped it onto the trash icon on the bottom right of the screen to see if the folder would be deleted. It got deleted. But when I opened up the ...
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How can I find the total size of the contents of my Trash folder?

Is there any way I can find out exactly how much is in my Trash folder? I can see the size column, but if I have a folder in the trash, it shows the number of items in the folder rather than the total ...
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Can files/directories deleted from terminal be restored?

Is it possible to restore files/directories which are deleted from terminal using rm and rm -r?. If a file is deleted from graphical interface, it could be restored from trash, but how do you restore ...
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Can't empty Trash Folder in Evolution

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, started my Evolution, deleted some messages, and now I can not empty the Trash folder... Even Ctrl+E could not help. I always get an error message: something went wrong ...
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Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing in it?

Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing inside the trash?