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Old 08-28-2004, 06:59 AM   #1
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gnome trash cannot empty


I"m having some troube with my Gnome trash bin. It works fine but I have a whole bunch of old files and directories that I cannot delete cause of set permissions.

When I try and empty the trash it reports
Error while deleting.

"/home/schr...al_info.Po" cannot be deleted because you do not have permissions to modify its parent folder

Cancel / skip
These files are mainly program sources and binaries that i have deleted when logged in as root using the gnome terminal.

The question is, how do I get around this problem? its really annoying now because my /home is absoloute chockers and pretty much all of the trash was on my /home

Old 08-28-2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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as root, do

rm -rf $HOME/.Trash/*

that removes every folder and file in it, and should not ask...if you aren't completely sure you will want to do this, or just want to check out and make sure there's nothing important,

cd $HOME/.Trash
ls -ldh ./*

and you should see what you got so the trash folder is in your home directory .Trash
Old 08-28-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks b0uncer, that worked great.


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