Questions tagged [delete]

Deleting usually means the act of removing files from their former locations on the system.

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Can not delete chroot after aborting it's creation

I am trying to set up a chroot and I ran sudo qemu-debootstrap --arch=amd64 stretch /srv/chroot/focal-amd64 during the second stage i realized that I wanted focal, not stretch. Copy & paste error....
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How to restore my boot partition after i deleted it?

Greetings i managed to completely delete my boot partition by mistake and now i cant boot. I want to keep the files and programs i have in my main partition (/dev/sda2). Is there a way to create/...
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Why does Ubuntu logout when I delete something?

I recently realised that after restarting my laptop, I get signed in automatically. But as soon as I delete a column on a spreadsheet or some text on a file, I get signed out and have to log in again. ...
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Files will not delete

I have a folder with photos init which I can not delete. It has 3 files at the start with names such as ·b#╣9%r.t and 6 files as such at the end. These files a 2gig or bigger. I have copied the photos ...
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What is the official way of emptying the “Bin” of an external hard disk?

I deleted a large directory on an external disk. Well, actually, I clicked the "Move to Bin", since there is no "Delete" menu. Anyway, I tried to empty the bin, but the bin icon on ...
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rsync with --delete-before except if source empty

I back up a hard drive with an rsync --delete-before cron job. The problem is that if the source drive fails then rsync sees it as empty and everything is deleted from the backup - exactly what you ...
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No trash files in Trash or .Trash-$UID after deleting

When I delete files they do not end up in the Trash, ~/.local/share/Trash or the Trash-$UID folder (partition). The folder exists, but the expunged, files and info folder in them are always empty. I ...
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users are creating mobile hotspot in our office how to disable permanently hotspot option on ubuntu 16.4

In my office we have ubuntu systems for all the users but nowadays users are creating hotspot in user account and they dont have admin access too. how can i disable mobile hotspot option on ubuntu 16....
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Accidentally deleted home directory on Linux, how to recover?

I accidentally deleted my home directly from terminal with rm -rf. Later, I tried to recover the deleted contents using foremost and testdisk. I couldn't recover the content and there were some ...
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How to check the files of an installed application?

I installed FileZilla, gnome-sushi, Cisco anyconnect etc, but my Downloads folder is full of Folders of those applications, I want to start a cleanup process by removing folders in the Downloads ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/bin/dpkg

When trying to deal with an error I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin/dpkg file and now I can't install packages anymore. I'm still pretty new to linux so I'm not sure what I'm doing. Please help. I ...
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Can't format sd card

Yesterday I found an old micro sd card laying in my drawer and decided to check what's on it using an adapter. The card contained some non-important files and I deleted them. I took out it out and put ...
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i ran this command “ sudo rm -r -f /home/fille/Desktop/”

i ran this command " sudo rm -r -f /home/fille/Desktop/" desktop is gone including the trash bin and i get this error when i try to create a new folder from my desktop," see image 1 &...
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Wiping out all files from hard drive

I just switched to Ubuntu from windows, but I failed to delete old files and games that were in other hard drives, got 2 extra drives. I have tried to google my way but came short. Does anybody here ...
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Deleted everything in Jupyter, cannot recover files from Trash

I promise I already searched for this! The problem I am facing is that I deleted all of my directories, or at least all of the ones that showed up in Jupyter Notebook. Why, you ask? Because I am a ...
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How to point Terminal to an external hard drive, and then manually delete its Trash

I am fairly new to Linux, Ubuntu, etc. I am running LUbuntu 18.04.5 on an i386 machine. Please note that I need to be given explicit instructions whenever I have to use Terminal (command line). I want ...
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How do you access an external USB hard drive and empty its Trash folder?

I am fairly new to Linux, Ubuntu, etc, I am running lUbuntu 18.04.5. Please note that I need to be given explicit instructions whenever I have to use Terminal (command line). With my being so ...
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Unable to delete the kingsoft WPS office folder

Currently using ubuntu 20.04,WPS office stopped working and tried to delete the WPS root folder but it says, "" You cannot change the permission, you are not the owner, but I logged in with ...
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Anytime I run the sudo pip3 install flask it show directory not owned by the current user

Every time I run sudo pip3 install flask, I'm told the directory "is not owned by the current user": /home/peter/.cache/pip/http is not owned by the current user I have tried using sudo, ...
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how to delete completely a programm app from Ubuntu 20.04, in this case Lollypop

When trying to uninstall Lollypop program/app from my device using Ubuntu 20.04, I use purge and autoremove. But when installing it again, the programa is up in the same place where it was before the ...
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Cannot delete files from trash

I am not able to delete 2 png files from trash. However I am able to delete other files. When i click on empty in the trash nothing is happening and when i select both the files and click on remove ...
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Delete files with same file name

I have a lot of *.srt file in my folder. The thing is I have some same file multiple times with a slightly different name.Like This: one_piece_001_US.srt one_piece_SPECIAL_001_US.srt one_piece_002_US....
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Write to Windows disk fails

I have Ubuntu (Version 20.10) on one disk, and Windows (10) on another physical disk in my dual boot system. I have been successfully reading from and writing to the Windows disk from within Linux for ...
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find command is not able to find piped file

I have a file named .sock in /var/spool/ dir. Here is the result of ls -al /var/spool/ drwxr-xr-x. 9 root root 121 Dec 16 09:55 . drwxr-xr-x. 19 root root 267 Dec 14 10:47 .. drwxr-xr-x. 2 ...
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Text is deleted when double-click the input box in Ubuntu 20.04

Text is deleted when I double-click it in a text editor or in an input box, which is annoying to me. For example, if I double-click just after '20.04' when editing the title of this question, '04', '.'...
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Remove bulk files

I need to remove all *.html files. But, I have a parent folder that has so many child folders in it and an HTML file is present in every single child folder. I can able to remove files by visiting ...
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What are the contents of contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

I see the other thread on deleting the contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged, I would like to know what those files are, I have 1 massive 108GB gz compressed file. Is that data? if I decompress ...
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Deleted var/log/* and now Ubuntu tries to enter setup on boot

I deleted by doing sudo rm -rf var/log/* to clear some space. Now when I boot the machine, it enters the Ubuntu setup pages (language, location, new username and password etc). Beyond that, it enters ...
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unable to delete file with error message: No such file or directory

I am running Unbuntu inside of Windows 10. When I tried to delete a file, it returned with error message: No such file or directory. I tried the following and none of them worked: rm -f rm -i -- sudo ...
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How do I uninstall software that was installed with Wine?

I am a newbie in Linux and I have a problem uninstalling applications. I ran this command in console: sudo chown -R $USER: ~/.wine, and after that I saw many programs, which I have not installed. Here ...
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Deleted with “rm” for error the python 3 folder from “bin”

I have a big problem, i'm not an expert at all, so be patient. Basically i wanted to upgrade Ubuntu to 20.04, but there was an error pop-up saying that i needed to get rid of the symbolic python3 ...
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What happens when we move files/folders to trash as root user?

So, earlier this day, I've mistakenly moved to trash a file of around 80M as a root user from nautilus. And then after realizing about what a mistake I made I had no choice left but to ask here at ...
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Freeing space from deleted files

I had some files deleted that I tried to recover with TestDisk. Because I was in panic, I selected to create an image (.dd file) in the /home directory. The HDD was quickly full, so I terminated the ...
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Delete files with no permissions only (read, write and execute)

I have a directory, named data, with multiples files in it which have different types of permissions. I want to delete only the files that do not have any permissions, i.e shown as ---------- in ls -l....
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Recovering a SHIFT+DELETE folder

I deleted a folder from work using Shift+Delete, is there a way to recover it? I know other questions exist, but they are old!
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Delete files with no permissions (read, write and execute)

I have a repertory named data with multiple files that have different type of permissions. Some of them have no permissions at all like ----------. I want to delete files based on their permissions. I ...
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linux cmd how to delete all the file of a folder that don't have any permissions for the category owner,read,write,execute

In linux command prompt i have a folder that has about 10 files that different permissions how do i delete everyone that don't have permissions for the owner, to read ,write or execute in one command ?...
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Can't delete folder even with all permission and sudo

I have all the necessary permission to delete the folder ls -l drwxrwxrwx 1 user user 4096 Oct 15 16:20 WindowsApps However on trying to delete the folder sudo rm -r -f WindowsApps rm: cannot remove ...
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How to find duplicate files with same content, but with same or different names in linux? How to move them to bin or delete them permanantly? [duplicate]

I often end up with duplicate files with same content, but with same or different names while doing the literature study. How to find and delete the duplicate files from terminal? How to just move ...
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How to recover deleted files from Trash on NAS?

I have inadvertently deleted a large number of files from a directory on a file server (Synology DiskStation NAS). I deleted them using Double Commander on a client PC running Ubuntu Studio 18.04. If ...
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Big problem with the trash basket: all my user data was cancelled!

I have lubuntu 16.04 with a problem: the thash basket did not want to delete the items inside. I don't remember the message... So I search for a command to do it by the shell. I found this: sudo rm -...
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How to make rsync delete files in the destination folder that has been deleted in the source with shell glob?

I'm trying to collect files periodically from multiple sources into a single file dest. To save copies I tried using rsync but I have a bit of a trouble. Let's say I want to copy some files from ...
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Screen freezing in 20.04 LTS

So, unlike many others who have complained about everything freezing, I have been using Ubuntu 20.04 even before the LTS release and I used to love it as a matter of fact. Whenever I use it nowadays, ...
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How to make full USB format using terminal

I want to know how to make a full format of a storage drive from the terminal, How to delete byte by byte from the storage drive (without using quick format as traditional methods). Is this even ...
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Ubuntu delete count shows more files than initial count

I was deleting a git repo. I first cloned it and then did npm i to install the dependencies. But, then soon after installation completed I had to delete the repo folder. I selected the folder and did ...
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Are log files safe to delete? [duplicate]

My primary partition is running out of storage so I scanned my system for files larger than 50MBs using sudo find / -type f -size +50M -exec du -h {} \; | sort -n and I got 3.4G /var/log/user.log ...
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Can't delete files on an external hard drive

I have an external HD connected to my computer and I can't delete any files from it. When I right click a file or folder, the "move to trash" option doesn't appear and when I try to move it ...
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Is there anyway through which we can completely remove everything on ubuntu 20.04 without reinstalling it? [duplicate]

Is there anyway through which we can completely remove everything on ubuntu 20.04 without reinstalling it ? As i have been installing many files and saving them here and there that my memory has ...
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How to uninstall windows after I’ve already dual booted it with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So I’ve become fairly used to Ubuntu and plan to make it my main OS. In fact it’s already my main OS I never use windows anymore and I have nothing important saved on my windows OS so how would I go ...
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New Ubuntu install. Still have old Ubuntu install on old drive?

2yrs ago I bought an cheap Windows laptop to install Ubuntu on. I installed Ubuntu and formatted/removed Windows completely. The install went great and the laptop worked great. Last year I decided to ...

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