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Questions tagged [delete]

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

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Not allowed to delete a encfs-encrypted empty folder

I have an encfs-encrypted folder and just cut the content of a subfolder of it and pasted it into another folder outside the encfs-encrypted one. While doing that, I got an error message, saying that ...
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How to remove the “Undo” popup when deleting a file in Nautilus

When I send a file to the Trash using the delete keyboard button, a popup appears at the top of the nautilus window, saying that the file has been removed, and showing a button to undo the operation. ...
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BTRFS cannot delete snapshot - operation not permited

I cannot delete a the btrfs subvolume "2014-07-28" which is a snapshot of the "@" created by the kubuntu installer to serve as the kubuntu root. teneighty@teneighty-MS-7924:/$ sudo mount -o subvolid=...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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Can't move(restore) or delete folder in trash

Right now there is a folder called 'Pasta sem nome' (which translates to untitled folder) in trash. When I try to delete it or move it I get a message saying I don't have enough permissions. The ...
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Removal of multiple sub-folders in Ubuntu server doesn't work using curly brackets

I have a ubuntu(don't know the version) server, in which I am trying to clear the following 4 sub-folders. magento-root/var/cache magento-root/var/session magento-root/var/log magento-root/var/report ...
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

i'm new to Ubuntu Really need help in this problem Now i installed old version of a program that used a port for its processes , i deleted the folder of the program by right click .. remove and didn'...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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cannot delete linux image due to dependencies

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I stil have Windows on my machine as well. After installing Ubuntu I noticed I had two Linux images on my machine in GRUB. One of them causes failure while booting, the ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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Grub Rescue error Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Boot

i'm a newbie to Linux and had install Ubuntu 12.10 dual booted with Windows8. But the ubuntu several times showed some wierd kind of errors (which I've never heard of, like it got hanged and freezed). ...
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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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How to delete multiple folders from multiple Directories from command line

I want to write a script for my Ubuntu users to delete multiple files from different directories at once. I what to run this on cron job so that it will do automatically. Eg. (I want to delete the ...
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Script to delete content older than x days

I have the following script, though I would like to change it to deleting content once the directory reaches a certain size. What are my options? find /home/scott/google-drive/CAMMEDIA/* -mtime +1 -...
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Safely remove contents from .Private folder : Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with my growing .Private folder. I want to keep the encryption going but want to remove the stale copies of the files under .Private folder in my home directory. 1) Is it possible to ...
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Cron to delete files

In Ubuntu 17.10 the command find /Home/khemtit/Documents/Tijdelijk/ -mtime +1 -type f -delete>$ delete my files older than 1 day. But I have no result in combination with a cron. Could you ...
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How to prevent deletion of files in a mounted folder while trying to delete a mounted folder

When someone trying to delete a mounted folder from GUI the folder doesn't delete but all the content inside the mounted folder get delete. Let me know any way to block the deletion of inner files
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How to delet “undeleteable files”

Running Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Bleachbit (as root) will not delete three files located in: /root/.local/share/Trash/files The files in question are: /root/.local/share/Trash/files/**menu-cached-:0** /...
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Why did an rm command executed from a pwd NOT / remove directories from it?

OK, so I've been doing different levels of sysadmin for almost a decade and yet I fell victim to an age old mistake; though I do not understand why it happened. I was in my server sorting through ...
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Deleted folder comes back

I am on ubuntu 18.04. I have a folder (self-created project for website), that is locked. Only root has access to create and delete. I did following on folder: sudo chmod 777 on folder to release ...
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Tar Archive Update And Delete Parameters

I use -uvf parameters to tar my home folder, but it accumulates files and I soon run out of disk space. What combination of parameters rewrites only changed files and removes deleted?
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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Force all deletes to be secure

I have setup an Ubuntu Server for my university project. Aside from full disk encryption I also intend to use Dafturn Ofris (a Linux deepfreeze) to make file recovery difficult or for any forensics ...
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Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox

I have a user running Evolution on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with only one account (Exchange MAPI). The problem is that, apparently, Evolution is deleting emails from the inbox. The user also has a mobile ...
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I deleted my Trash file/folder

I need help... I had an extension that wouldn't uninstall - so I moved its file to trash. However, once the file was sent to trash; the trash couldn't be emptied... I read that If I deleted my trash ...
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can't delete files recovered by photorec (linux noob)

Even though this may be a duplicate question i'm hoping to get an answer that will work for me and perhaps help others, seeing as how similar questions asked were unable to help me. Any answers i've ...
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Rebuild a DigitalOcean droplet without using “rebuild” of the DigitalOcean API

I use DigitalOcean and I want to use only one droplet, so I'd always work only with one ip (per LTS distro release). The benefit is not having the replace IP address in various software like Putty, ...
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Why can't I remove /usr/local/var/cache/lxc/?

sudo rm -r /usr/local/var/cache/lxc/ fails due to /bin/rm: cannot remove '/usr/local/var/cache/lxc/artful/rootfs-amd64': Operation not permitted. I ran some checks which lead me to think that the ...
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How to disable or delete Ubuntu Desktop geoip-database?

So, I found out why geoip-database is used in Ubuntu, but it seems it is intrustive. So, can you disable it or delete it? If so, will that interferer with Ubuntu performance?
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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PositiveSSL doesn't work because of Snakeoil

My problem is that I need to edit my current configuration to point to my commercial certificate instead of a self-signed one, but I don't know how to do that. Currently I have it configured to use a ...
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Rubbish Bin lost all functionality

It appears I have somehow accidentally broken the functionality of the Ubuntu rubbish bin. There is currently no functionality to rubbish bin whatsoever. I first noticed this after I the terminal ...
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Cannot find Trash folder in Ubuntu 18.04

I have already asked here but nobody was able to respond or provide any answers. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/506687/cannot-find-trash-folder-ubuntu-18-04 I am running a preinstalled ...
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Re-install font on Ubuntu 18.04

[ Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04 ] I know this post and the post above has the same title but that isn't what I'm searching for I have been using Ubuntu Linux for only almost a week and during that I'...
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DEL key of Keyboard does not work

I tried searching in the forum but could not find any solution to my problem. When I press Delete (as in text-editor), it does not do anything. I would like it to perform its usual functionality, ...
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ureadahead appears to be caching files from Trash Can

With one of the fastest NVMe SSD's on the market I'm not even sure ureadahead has been beneficial to me. After reading these messages though I'm wondering if it is detrimental: Oct 16 16:48:57 alien ...
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How to Delete “Alongside” Ubuntu

Before I installed the Ubuntu 18.04 I'm using now, I installed the same distro, which is now just taking up a whole lot of disk space. How do I delete that, and can I do it safely? I've messed up my ...
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Unable to delete files on LuBuntu But I can on Ubuntu?

I have a shared directory on a nas drive for media files. On my Ubuntu 18.04 computer I can delete files via the Desktop file manager without issue. I have a secondary laptop running Lubuntu 17.04 ...
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Automate Deletion of File from terminal

I want to write a Python script that will automate my commands without waiting for user input. My python script will delete the least played video. When I execute the command: rm video_123.mp4 it ...
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How to delete an attachment of GPG signed emails in Evolution?

Using IMAP, I would like to delete email attachments in the email client Evolution (Version 3.18.5.2, Ubuntu 16.04). Normally, it works perfectly as described at How to delete an attachment in an ...
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Delete Bookmarks in Chrome

How can I delete the bookmarks from Chrome in Ubuntu(the right click would enable us to do this in Windows)?
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How to define the use of keystroke in Nautilus?

On my keyboard (apple) I must press fn and backspace to delete a file, that a simple press on del usually do. I do not use the backspace to go back a folder. I would like backspace to do what del ...
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When is it safe to delete the contents of /tmp and /var/tmp?

I'm trying to make a locked down, auto-restoring system that will restore itself once every week. I'm wondering if /tmp and /var/tmp can be safely removed if the system is booted on a different ...
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ERROR IN INSTALLING UBUNTU

I had already installed ubuntu along with windows(dual boot) in my laptop.But,accidently I deleted the partition of ubuntu while I was using windows os in the disc management. Now I am trying to ...
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USB Drive unmountable, disks won't start

My USB drive won't mount. Not only that, but gnome-disks won't start until the drive is removed (from both terminal and gui launch, if that matters any). I've tried overwriting it with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Trash isn't showing deleted files from my other partitions

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 and I'm having a problem: deleting a file from another partition doesn't show up in Trash like it used to be. Trash only show files deleted from the partition that the ...
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How to delete Apache2 server

How I can delete apache2 server fully? I have installed apache2, and removed all files with purge, autoremove, and rm -rf 'whereis apache2' 'which apache2'. And when I connect to localhost through ...
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Recover deleted directory from /dev/vda1

Accidentally deleted the directory image. It's path is /var/www/html/project/images. Installed the testdisk while executing the analyze. It says that no disk found. So executed the command ls /dev/....