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Old 04-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Deleting home directory of deleted user

ok i had a user on my computer i deleted but when i deleted the user i failed to delete the home directory and now it is taking up valuable hard drive space so can someone tell me how to delete the home folder or do i have to reformat now
I am running Ubuntu 8 will be updating to 9 when its stable any help is appreciated if i havent given enough information let me know thanks in advance
Old 04-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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You can delete it with sudo rm -rf /home/username. Just make sure there is nothing there you need.
Old 04-15-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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Enjoy seeing every file being deleted.. with verbose option in rm

sudo rm -vrf /home/username
Old 04-16-2009, 11:06 AM   #4
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ok thanks that definitely did it



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