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Old 11-02-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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deleting a file

my linux disk is full. when i deleted a few files so i could start x again i delete 3 600mb files in KDE. but i think KDE has a trashbin or something becourse the disk is still full.
if there is a trashbin how could i emty it from a terminal?(the delete command i use is unlink)
if there isn't a trashbin how is it posible the disk is stil full.
i am using redhat 9
Old 11-02-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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each user has their own tras h so for each user run as the user:
rm -rf ~/Desktop/Trash
Old 11-02-2003, 11:19 AM   #3
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Originally posted by david_ross
each user has their own tras h so for each user run as the user:
rm -rf ~/Desktop/Trash
That line will remove the trash bin as well. Effective, if excessive
You forgot /* at the end

So, the complete line should be:

rm -rf ~/Desktop/Trash/*
Old 11-02-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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thank you it worked


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