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I'm finding that in Ubuntu 15.04 if I trash a file on my flash drive, like some music, that the stereo in my car still finds it and plays it. Is it because it's in a recycle bin / trash can sort of thing?

If so, how can I always get external flash drives to permanently delete files instead of using a recycle bin thing, but still have a recycle bin for my normal "permanent" hard drives?

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AFAIK, the deleted files will be put in the hidden directory .Trash inside the media. Use SHIFT+DELETE instead of just DELETE to bypass the trash and permanently delete files. For the files in your internal hard drives you can use just DELETE which will put them in the trash.

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