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Old 01-13-2019, 09:15 AM   #1
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trash.tar.gz


I am trying out Kubuntu

When I started my computer this morning I found trash.tar.gz icon in the upper left.

This was totally uninvited

My searching has turned up almost nothing - I don't know what it is

Worse I can't get rid of it - how can do do that?
 
Old 01-13-2019, 09:31 AM   #2
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"tar.gz" is a type of archive file. Similar to ".zip" in Windows.

I'm not a KDE user, but I bet you can probably right-click on the icon and choose "Extract" or "Expand" to take a look and see what's inside the trash.tar.gz archive.

Probably all that happened (this is just a guess) is that you accidentally right-clicked on your Trash folder and then accidentally selected "Compress" or "Archive" from the drop-down menu.

When you say "Worse I can't get rid of it," what steps specifically have you tried? Did you try right-clicking trash.tar.gz and selecting Move to Trash or Delete? Did you try dragging trash.tar.gz to the Trash? Did you try any terminal-based commands?

Do you share your computer with other people, or is it just you? Have you recently run any commands with "sudo" or "as root user"? If you don't remember, you can check with the following Terminal command:

Code:
cat ~/.bash_history | grep sudo

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:51 AM   #3
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No one else is on my computer and I didn't do anything with my trash

after I did your extract - I had the option to move the icon to trash - so I did it

Problem solved - thanks
 
Old 01-14-2019, 03:48 AM   #4
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^ Can you mark your thread as [SOLVED] then please (see HOWTO in my sig)?
 
Old 01-14-2019, 04:38 AM   #5
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yes I tried to do that - when I made that last post

and I still can't figure out how to do it

life is way too short

can't someone put a button somewhere?
 
Old 01-14-2019, 04:47 AM   #6
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^ Yes there is a button. Please follow the link in my sig and report again if it still doesn't work.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 04:49 AM   #7
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for goodness sake just tell me where the damn button is
 
Old 01-14-2019, 05:58 AM   #8
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for goodness sake just tell me where the damn button is
Are you really talking to me like that?
Everything you need is written in my sig, as stated 2 times.
 
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:24 AM   #9
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for goodness sake just tell me where the damn button is
See "Thread Tools" at the top of this thread.

And please try to be nicer when interacting with folk here on LQ who, after all, are going out of their way to help you.
 
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