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 ?
You can use the
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*
rm command removes (deletes) files or directories.
-f, --force Ignore nonexistant files, and never prompt before removing. -r, -R, --recursive Remove directories and their contents recursively.
The trash folder is found at:
Be careful how you use the
rm command - the files aren't sent to a trash can where you can undelete them, so it's not easy to undo.
sudo apt install trash-cli, you can do
More interesting details about trash handling below and in the man page.
restore-trash (1) - Restore for Command line trash utility. trash (1) - Command line trash utility. trash-empty (1) - Empty for Command line trash utility. trash-list (1) - List trashed files. trash-put (1) - Command line trash utility. trash-rm (1) - Removes files matching a pattern from the trash can
You are looking for the
$XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash directory. The trash directory is defined in the "Desktop Trash Can Specification" of the freedesktop site. This variable is normally not available in the terminal windows, hence you will need for
trash-empty. This command follows all the specification of the Freedesktop.org and it's intelligent enough to find out where the Trash is. You will need to install it first.
There are other tools for this, like
gvfs-trash --empty which can also send items to the Trash can.
With trash-cli installed type
trash-empty I've used this successfully to empty the trash across different drives and numerous locations.
to install trash-cli type
sudo apt-get install trash-cli
Or you could use this script to do it for you.