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Old 12-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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Two Simple questions


OK here are 2 simple questions I would appreciate some help with.


1) I have a directory (lets say /var/tmp) with a bunch of old crap in it. It has both directories and files inside it and also files inside the directories.

rm -r *

Now I semi-understand the -r (recursive) but how do I get it to delete everything without asking me if I want to decend into directories and also to stop prompting me to ask if I want to delete regular file blah blah blah


2) How do I get the filemanager (default for gnome) to open everything in the same window? Like when I open my home folder, then click on Music it opens a whole new window and I will have 10 open windows when I finally get to the file I want.


Thanks in advance.

Steve
 
Old 12-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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Now I semi-understand the -r (recursive) but how do I get it to delete everything without asking me if I want to decend into directories and also to stop prompting me to ask if I want to delete regular file blah blah blah
You asked for a very dangerous command, anyway you can use the -f option to force deleting without prompting.
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2) How do I get the filemanager (default for gnome) to open everything in the same window? Like when I open my home folder, then click on Music it opens a whole new window and I will have 10 open windows when I finally get to the file I want.
In Nautilus (the GNOME default file manager) go to Edit --> Preferences --> Behavior and check "Always open in browser windows".
 
Old 12-12-2007, 12:00 PM   #3
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Ahh thanks... so -rf nice... I understand it is dangerous, but also very handy.

I saw that but assumed that the browser window was different from the base window since it has a lot more options to it.

Either way thanks for the help!
 
  


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