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How to Empty Trash in Gnome When the Trash Can Refuses to Clear

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:32 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:52 AM by phoenixrising

Sometimes you'll find some files in your trash that just won't go away. And unlike what many forums say, the Trash in Gnome is not in the .Trash directory in /home (At least not in my Fedora 10 and Linux Mint). So this is what you'll have to do:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*
Yes, that's correct: the Trash folder is in /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/Trash

WARNING: Be very careful about "sudo rm -rf" --it's a very powerful
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