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Old 10-25-2003, 08:58 AM   #1
jasonmcneil0
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Question trying to empty trash


ok, when i go to empty the trash there is a bunch of files .Plo mostly that i havn't permission to empty. is there away to give myself permission or what can i do i this situation. Just can't understand why i have permission to move these files to trash first of all if i don't have permission to empty them,

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Old 10-25-2003, 10:35 AM   #2
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Have you tried this action as root? Possibly someone else set the permissions for the file, if so then that user has to change the permissions... However I believe Root should be cleared to wipe anything on your system regardless...
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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yea but when i go in as root, there is no files in the trash for some reason.

So is there any other way around this?

?Jason
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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I think you shoud type cd ~<username>/Desktop/Trash as root. You can also use a graphic browser to go to /home/<username>/Desktop/Trash as root. (<username> being your username, of course).
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:03 AM   #5
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Have you checked to see if the files might be hidden - Attribute settings?
 
  


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