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Old 01-31-2017, 08:45 PM   #1
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Hi iam Chuck new on this forum. When you delete anything, where does it go? Do i need to empty something? Thanks Chuck
 
Old 01-31-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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It really depends on how you went about deleting in the first place. The Windows equivalent of Trash is typically found in ~/.local/share/Trash
 
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Whether you have a "trash" option depends to an extent on your GUI and the programs you are using.

In KDE file managers (Dolphin and Konqueror), "Move to Trash" is the default option in the right-click file-list context menu, but you can add a "Delete" ("all gone") option in the configuration settings. Personally, I always enable that option.

If you delete something using the "rm" (remove) command on the command line, it's gone. It doesn't even wave to "Trash" on the way out the door.

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Old 01-31-2017, 09:20 PM   #4
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It really depends on how you went about deleting in the first place. The Windows equivalent of Trash is typically found in ~/.local/share/Trash
Thank You TheEzekielProject.
Thank,s Chuck
 
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Whether you have a "trash" option depends to an extent on your GUI and the programs you are using.

In KDE file managers (Dolphin and Konqueror), "Move to Trash" is the default option in the right-click file-list context menu, but you can add a "Delete" ("all gone") option in the configuration settings. Personally, I always enable that option.

If you delete something using the "rm" (remove) command on the command line, it's gone. It doesn't even wave to "Trash" on the way out the door.


How excatly do i do the option "Delete" ("all gone")? I no nothing about Linux.

Heres my info.

Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 ( Rosa ). Thanks Chuck
 
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How excatly do i do the option "Delete" ("all gone")? I no nothing about Linux.

Heres my info.

Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 ( Rosa ). Thanks Chuck
You might find this helpful
 
Old 02-01-2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Howzabout you right mouse click on the trash-can icon on your screen, and see if you don't now see an "empty trash" option.

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Here's the skinny:

Like any and every operating system, it's possible for you to "delete things," and when this happens (a) the directory entry disappears, and (b) the physical resource (blocks of disk space) is made available for re-use. Over time, the storage that was formerly used for these files will be re-used to store other things.

The "trash can" metaphor is designed to make this a two-step process. When you "throw something into the trash," it is first placed into a hidden directory. (In Linux, a directory-name that begins with "." is hidden, so the directory name might be, say, ".Trash".) The file is not yet actually deleted, so it can be dragged back out of the trash. Otherwise, you can "empty the trash," which physically deletes the files that are in the trash. (Now, they are really and truly gone ... unless you have a backup.)

"Un-deleting" things that have been physically deleted is a very dicey and often-unsuccessful operation.

And, everything that I have just said is pretty much "par for the course" regardless of which particular operating system we might be talking about. They all do the same things in more or less the same way.

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 02-01-2017 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2017, 11:30 AM   #8
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Howzabout you right mouse click on the trash-can icon on your screen, and see if you don't now see an "empty trash" option.

- - - - -
Here's the skinny:

Like any and every operating system, it's possible for you to "delete things," and when this happens (a) the directory entry disappears, and (b) the physical resource (blocks of disk space) is made available for re-use. Over time, the storage that was formerly used for these files will be re-used to store other things.

The "trash can" metaphor is designed to make this a two-step process. When you "throw something into the trash," it is first placed into a hidden directory. (In Linux, a directory-name that begins with "." is hidden, so the directory name might be, say, ".Trash".) The file is not yet actually deleted, so it can be dragged back out of the trash. Otherwise, you can "empty the trash," which physically deletes the files that are in the trash. (Now, they are really and truly gone ... unless you have a backup.)

"Un-deleting" things that have been physically deleted is a very dicey and often-unsuccessful operation.

And, everything that I have just said is pretty much "par for the course" regardless of which particular operating system we might be talking about. They all do the same things in more or less the same way.


Thank You Very Much sundialsvcs;5663436 that works perfect. Thank,s Chuck
 
  


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