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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Command to move a file to Trash via Terminal

I would like to know if there is a command I can issue in a terminal so I do not classically remove (rm) the file, but instead move it to trash (i.e. Nautilus Move to Trash behavior). In case there ...
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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 can I empty the trash using terminal?

I am not able to search trash anywhere. Can you please tell me a command or anything like that to empty the trash using terminal ?
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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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Can't empty trash [duplicate]

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and I can't delete them, at first after I clicked on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when I do that it just ...
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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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Why does ~/.local/share/Trash still use lots of space even after emptying the Trash? [closed]

I delete files via Nautilus. I then empty the Trash. It shows as empty. However, ~/.local/share/Trash contains 1.5G of stuff. I have a small SSD and so this is highly annoying. Here's what ...
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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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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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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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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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File wont delete from trash even after sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/

I've tried using sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ and even going myself as root doing the same, and recreating the folder its still there, it was from a pendrive at one point and I deleted it ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Why is a .Trash-1000 hidden folder created when I try to delete files from a mounted MicroSD card?

I have recently been mounting my Android phone via a USB cable and have been adding and deleting files to the microSD card. However I noticed that space was not being freed up when I deleted files. It ...
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I can not recover files from trash

I accidentally deleted some large files (10gb which is associated with Truecrypt) but I didnt empty the trash. It is inside the trash, when I run BleachBit I see them but I can't recover those files ...
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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs 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 after ...
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How to delete to trash via terminal (with mv command)? [duplicate]

I would like to know how can I delete a file and/or move it to trash with mv command? I know where the trash located is, then I tried with this commands to move it to trash: mv somefile ...