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Old 07-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question How do I delete unwanted folders


I noticed after uninstalling Firefox that the folder is still listed in the files/etc ... how do I delete these files?

/etc/firefox
/etc/firefox-3.0
/etc/forefox-3.5
 
Old 07-22-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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rm -rf /etc/firefox
rm -rf /etc/firefox-3.0
rm -rf /etc/forefox-3.5

this will delete the folders and all files within them.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot as that appears to have done the trick
I've made a note of those commands for future reference.

gael.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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You're welcome, I came back to linux this year after being off of it since just before slackware 3 was released and could not for the life of me remember that I needed to add the -rf after rm to remove a folder with files.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 01:36 AM   #5
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You're welcome, I came back to linux this year after being off of it since just before slackware 3 was released and could not for the life of me remember that I needed to add the -rf after rm to remove a folder with files.
I'm very grateful that you did come back as I have benefited from your return ... cheers
 
  


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