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Old 09-18-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Is there a terminal command for removing files?

I need a terminal command that will get rid of my unwanted ubuntu 8.04 os files, please!! Thanks!
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man rm
Old 09-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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Okay, first of all, why are you (the OP) running a three-and-a-half-year-old version of Ubuntu that is 7 versions out of date? If you want LTS, get 10.04, *not* 8.04. And even with 10.04, there is still another LTS version coming next April that will have all the up-to-date things that newer versions of Ubuntu currently have.

Secondly, why in the heck would you want to delete the "unwanted Ubuntu 8.04 OS files" anyway? If you dislike Ubuntu 8.04 that bad, delete its partition (or, if it takes up the entire hard drive, just format the drive and reinstall Windows), but don't come crying to me if you get a GRUB Error 22...
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I know cousinlucky Kenny. He is a senior citizen who is OK with Linux but is slow to change.

I have a feeling those unwanted files are in /root/.Trash maybe. Just guessing though.

If so cuz
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Thanks Roky!! Kenny I'm 67 years old and a computer illiterate with a HP computer full of cheap parts.
If I hit a lottery number I'll buy a new washing machine, a new blender, a new juicing machine and
have a computer built to last me the rest of my life and I can explore the latest distros. At this
point in time I have to deal with what I've got! Thanks for the link Roky that is probably what I
have been seeking! Unfortunately I get the " it doesn't exist "!!

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