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ceaseallfeeling 12-01-2007 01:41 PM

Deleting large amout of files in my trashcan using the terminal
 
I am running Ubuntu version 6.06 on a veeerrrrryyy slow computer, and if I attempt to empty the trashcan by just opening it up, the computer freezes before it even beggining showing the files.
I tried this
Code:

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*
and recived this
Code:

bash: /usr/bin/sudo: Argument list too long
I was wondering if there is a way to bypass this? I don't know the size of the trash, but I do know that there are 3433 files, most of which are pictures (The trash can was neglected for quite awhile...)

ceaseallfeeling 12-01-2007 01:51 PM

Whoops! This can be disregarded, I ran and whined to my brother and he came upstairs, typed a bunch of stuff I didn't understand, and magically deleted the trash. Thanks anyway!

nowshining 12-01-2007 03:22 PM

he should of shown u what to type or what to do incase u run into this problem again, i don't think it's the slow computer - what is the CPU speed, and how much RAM is in the machine?


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