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 but now I cant get it to delete permanently.

Anyone have any suggestions?


Apart the user trash, there could be a trash for every mounted filesystem.
Run the following command to see:

mount | awk '$1 ~ /^\// {print $3}' | while read dir; do find "$dir"/.Trash* 2>&-; done
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    I really like the „magic” put into this single line of code.
    – lgarzo
    Mar 2 '12 at 9:45

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