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Old 11-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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Delete 3.3GB file in thumbdrive


when i try to delete, it says can not move to trash,
so, how do I delete it permanently?
In windows is shift+del
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Open a terminal and use "rm" command.
I'm surprised <Shift>-<Del> doesn't do it ...
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:17 AM   #3
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From a terminal you can simply use the rm command, e.g.
Code:
rm /path/to/file
If you want to add this option in the right-click menu of your file manager, it depends on what FM you actually run. For example, if using Nautilus in GNOME environment you can open gconf-editor and under the Nautilus preferences, check the option "Enable Delete" so that a proper action is added to the menu.

I cannot look at it now, but there should be an option in the Nautilus preferences dialog (without going through gconf-editor). Hope this helps.

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