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Old 02-27-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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Deleted Files

Where does it go after deletion?

Since there is no registry in Linux, how could I delete or clean my system from pieces of software files?

Because Im concerned after I delete them I want to know where does it go so I will not clogg up wherever Linux stores its garbage.
Old 02-27-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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well, if you delete something in console with the delete command, it goes into the ether
if you delete files in gnome/kde, I guess they're just moved to a directory in ~/Dekstop/Trash (or possibly ~/.trash).

If you want to uninstall installed packages, you better use your distro's package manager, which will probably leave no trace of the files. Where exactly the files of a package are installed depends on your distro, and unfortunately I have no experience with mandy.
Old 02-28-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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go to mandrake control center -> software manager -> remove software

i cant remember but if there is an option to purge the software then select it

NOTE : purge will delete it configuration files also


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