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Old 05-12-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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Emptying trash

i've deleted a bunch of files but my hardisk space is still the same, how do you empty trash in command line? i'm using fedora
Old 05-12-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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Did you delete it in desktop mode? Probably if you think they are still in trash. There is a folder in your home directory called .Trash (dot trash) You can view it with ls -la in your home directory /home/username

Delete the files that this directory contains and you will be free with disk space.

You can delete them by entering this directory and doing a rm -rf *

or you can

rm -rf /home/username/.Trash/*

In both cases you will delete all the files in your trash folder.


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