Questions tagged [delete]

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

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When I delete something from another location in Ubuntu, it is not going to the rubbish bin and gets deleted permanently. Is there any way to stop it? [duplicate]

I am using both win 10 and ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I am using ubuntu if I delete something from an NTFS drive it is permanently deleted. I want them to go the rubbish bin.
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Is there a way to make the Delete-key bypass Trash?

On Windows systems, the Trash-folder for deleted files can be turned off in the system settings, making a simple Delete keypress remove the selected file(s) permanently. I know that it's possible to ...
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Can't use multiple extensions with “find”

I write a script to delete all types of archives from the last weak. My script is this and it works: list=$(find $1 -name "*zip." -mtime -7) for x in $list do rm -i "$x" done The problem is when I ...
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Setting up to use FAT32 USBs

Completely new to Ubuntu. 18.04.4 LTS is installed. I used a FAT32 USB to add files from my old computer. The USB now has a (hidden until Ctrl-H) folder called '.Trash-1000' which I cannot delete. ...
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The system setting is missing? [duplicate]

System settings application is missing I was deleting some apps from Ubuntu. Afterwards, I realized that I don't have the settings application installed. What should I do to re-install it? I don'...
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Accidentally removed my /mnt folder

sorry for this stupid question, but I accidentally deleted my /mnt folder. Are there ways to recover that? (rm -rf /mnt/) Thanks in advance for helping me out. Sorry, I missed it: Distributor ID: ...
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Items in trash on fresh install of Ubuntu. Is this expected behaviour?

Crossposted from reddit. Yesterday I wiped my computer, was running 18.04 and installed 18.04 again. I enabled LUKS like always, using all the same details, same username, computer name, password and ...
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What happens with /media if you run “rm -rf /”?

rm -rf / rm -rf /* rm -rf --no-preserve-root / We know those commands will delete all possible files in /, but what would happen to the files of the disks mounted on /media? Likewise, what would ...
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Delete users on Ubuntu Core

I created a user on my Ubuntu Core distribution with ssh key and without password. But a few days later, Ubuntu ask me a password to connect (even if I didn't specify a password before). So to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - What happens if I delete /var/log/syslog?

This is a two part question. First is there any harm in deleting the syslog or syslog.x files where x is an integer >= 1 in a chain of syslog files. These files are taking up 90% of my disk space. ...
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deleting ubuntu from internal ssd with no other operating system

I have had my ssd repalced in my macbookpro 2007. So it was blank....i made a bootable external disk with ubuntu on it and booted mac up on it, and installed it on the hard drive. i want to delete and ...
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I lost my Gnome-Terminal

I use the app alacarte to delete my duplicate apps, but I make a mistake and I delete my gnome-terminal, I mean I can acces it, but I can't see it in my main menu? Can someone help me with that?
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Hang up when want to delete some files in ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to 20.04 from 18.04, but now i have got problem with deleting the files from nautilus. i don`t know why ?! when i was to deleting about 1200 files at same times gnome-shell consume my ram ...
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Can't delete file or folders with “delete key” when on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop interface

I have a problem that "delete key" on keyboard doesn't work when on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop interface. I can use "delete key" when on desktop interface of Ubuntu 19.10 and it works well, but on Ubuntu 20....
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How to delete any file with Terminal Ubuntu LTS 18.4.4 [closed]

I have tried to delete all files of "htdocs" of xampp local server. But did not complete this action. please help me to complete this delete action.
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`df` command throws error on /run/user/1000/doc/ folder

When reviewing my daily logwatch report, I noticed a new df error this morning. I noticed the unusual error at the top of the df listing... ~$ df (when run manually from my own account) df: /run/user/...
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How to delete a folder with weird files inside?

I was cleaning up some disk space on my windows pc when I noticed this old folder that I had from back when this PC also ran linux. I tried deleting the folder through windows but some of the files ...
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Manage file deletion in PHP

I am creating a PHP website where you upload 2 images, and it combines them, then lets you download the final product. Currently I have it set up to create a UserID that is stored in cookies. Then all ...
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Duplicate Apps installed (Slack)

I have started to use Linux a few months back so I'm a novice user. Recently I came accross this issue where I have managed to install two duplicate apps, one through the official app website and the ...
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how to retrieve profile in ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted the .profile in my Ubuntu 18.04 today. How to retrieve this. regards,
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Recover a deleted files in other users of linux (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I have deleted an user in my linux OS(Ubuntu 19.10) ,But I have to delete the files and also copy some files into my user , But my I can't get access . How could I get access to delete and copy files??...
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Using Terminal to remove wildcards

I'm a bit new to this, I've used IRAF before but that was a couple years ago. My question is how would I go about removing certain files. Sample of files goes as is: 0001Reduce_Proc.fits 0001Reduce....
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Why even just “delete” asks if the files to be permanently deleted or not?

It's a very strange bug, so please read the whole question once before judging it as a duplicate, I couldn't find a question that asks the same thing! I have Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-...
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Unable to delete a folder in Ubuntu 18.04

So I have an Ubuntu server 18.04 and in my home folder I have the following files and dirs : (0) matias #> ls -lh total 24K drwxrwxr-x 2 matias matias 4.0K Feb 5 12:44 Desktop drwxrwxr-x 3 ...
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How can I automatically move trash from a disk to another?

I have two disks, disk 1 and disk 2 disk 1 is a bulk storage disk mounted at /home disk 2 is smaller, mounted as a subfolder of /home (/home/Username/blah) and gets more activities Currently, When ...
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How do I make Secure Delete visible in terminal?

my command is srm -r "the title of the directory" it does 38 passes which is insanely too much and recently I noticed I can't see the process of the deletion using ubuntu in the terminal! it is blank ...
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Uninstalled Firefox still here

I purged firefox(*) and deleted /etc/firefox and /usr/lib/firefox, the whole .cache thing and so on as already mentioned in Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed After all,...
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Find and remove common characters that should not be used in filenames and folders

Following on from this question- Rename files and folders in all sub directorys to remove character I would like to remove all common characters that can cause problems such as / \ : * ? " < > | ...
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Delete All .log files execept for one

I want to delete all files with .log extension on except for one. Is it possible to do that delete all .log files from all folders except for mongodb log files?
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Ubuntu deleting error

I have a 1.8TB ntfs partition which contained a folder with approximately 1M (1,000,000 files) inside. I wanted to delete this file and so I right clicked the fodler and chose delete. then I selected ...
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How to delete a file from an external disk without moving the file from the external disk to the local disk?

As you know there are multiple ways of recovering the files even after it was deleted. I have a USB 8GB pen, it contains many files, one of them I would like to delete it. if I clicked on move to the ...
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SFill vs DD on linux (Comparing write speeds)

If I want to write zero's to empty space on a mountpoint using one pass is there any reason to use Sfill over dd? With sfill -l -l -z -v /mnt I'm getting about 13mb/s write. With dd if=/dev/zero | ...
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Does Purge Trash and Temporary Files, in Settings/Privacy, leave the trash and temp files on my hard drive or are they destroyed?

I'm wondering if Purge Trash and Temporary Files, found in Settings/Privacy, is a secure method for managing unwanted files, or I need to stay with a file shredder like Bleach Bit. Thanks for any ...
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Deleted OS while trying to install Ubuntu in USB drive… Help

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but I have the following problem: I wanted to create an 'Ubuntu to go' USB drive as explained in this website (http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/11/...
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mdadm - delete one specific /dev/mdX device?

I have follow sw-raid configuration: Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] md1 : active raid1 sdb2[1] sda2[0] 136448 blocks [2/2] [UU] md2 : active raid1 sdb3[1] sda3[0] ...
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Files from mounted volume cannot be send to trash, only deleted permanently [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 18.04.3 on the laptop with two logical volumes. When I select some file on the home volume and press "Del", it goes to Trash. On the mounted volume when I press "Del" it is removed ...
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How can I safely remove the ~/Snap folder?

I'd love to delete the Snap folder in my home. It takes 97 GB of space. No package manager should be allowed this amount of space in the /home mount point! How can I safely delete Snap and all its ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Copy contents of multiple directories to external server

I searched for a while and I couldn't find solution to what I want to do in Ubuntu. I have multiple directories that I want to transfer its content to external storage server and then delete them from ...
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i have 2 wifi mac adresses in my pc. i deleted by accident one of the nm-applets in the gnome bar. cannot find a way to get one of them back

My Pc Desktop, (packardbell) has two wifi adapter mac adresses. So i had 2 network (the two arrows up down) applets in my Xubuntu 18.04LTS Bar above the desktop. I stupidly deleted one them with right ...
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I accidentally deleted root using sudo rm * [duplicate]

I accidentally used sudo rm * while I was in the root directory. Now, I am not able to open terminal and my computer does not shut down, only a single _ is flicking on the black screen. How can I ...
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Deleted folders with lock icon reaper

I've tried several things, and they keep coming back to the Desktop folder, for example: sudo rm -r -f /path/ deletes it, I check with ls and see it disappear in the Desktop folder, however when I ...
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What is the file named linux_signing_key.pub in the home folder and can I delete it?

I found a file linux_signing_key.pub in my home folder. What is it for? Can I safely delete it?
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Does ubuntu 18.04 delete files without my consent? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 for development but it's giving me countless frustrations. First I had to reinstall postgres because, for whatever reason, I logged in and it wasn't working. Today I log in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS - can 't empty trash, rm'd from Terminal - Trash folder gone but Trashcan still full!

First time using a Linux dual boot Windows computer. I can't empty my trash (very full with VERY big files - I work in a bio lab). When I try to do it through the GUI it says "Preparing" and then just ...
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Can't delete files in NTFS partitions

I have a HP G450 laptop that has been running windows 10 for plex. Since windows started to suck big time i thought i have to change the OS to ubuntu, first time installing. I have removed the ROM ...
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Is removing an account and all its contents a way to safely delete the contents of a computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Ubuntu 14.04 computer and I want to give it away. I create a new administrator account and using this new account I deleted my old account and the entire content of this account. Is this ...
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Grsync - Delete on Destination

I am running Grsync on Ubuntu 16.04. I have never had trouble before but now notice that the destination is much larger than than the source and the problem appears to be that files deleted on source ...
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An anonymous “free space” is showing in the disks window

I want to have only 2 partitions: the 238GB as shown in the picture, and the 262GB, But there is an anonymous "Free space 2.1MB" is coming from somewhere I don't know. I don't know how to merge it ...
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'rm' (delete) thousands of files selectively

I created a cache system in my web server which stores the HTML files of each webpage, instead of dynamic producing them. As a consequence, I have 50,000+ files within a directory in a Linux server. ...
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How do I clean up desktop containing shortcuts of Home directory?

There are several sub-folders from Home directory which appear as shortcuts on the Desktop. If I remove them "Move to Trash" then they also remove from Home directory. How to remove shortcuts only ...

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