Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2016, 05:11 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2
Posts: 254

Rep: Reputation: 9
Xfce trash doesn't empty because of .Trash-1000 in some partitions

It's not a big deal really but for the longest time I thought it was a bug with Xfce/thunar. I wonder, why is that .Trash-1000 created, is it necessary, and can I stop it?
Old 04-13-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: MX 18/ TC64
Posts: 5,301

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I am old school and don't use a trash but I have seen this before type of folder before.

typically its when you have tried out another distro or a live cd/USB etc.

just use root powers to delete it and reboot, it should disappear. Can I suggest you check ownership of folders/partitions so you fix any up before reboot.

I use a non-LHS folder p3 and p4 which have same partition labels and appear in my is owned root and one is owned by local user.

ls -al /
should work with luck
Old 04-13-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2
Posts: 254

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 9
It happens whenever I delete(in thunar) something from my second hard drive or from my USB drive. Both have ext4 partition. The hidden .Trash-1000 folder is created on that drive and the xfce/thunar trash acts as if it's not empty. I can't tell if this is a bug or a feature or (likely) something with my configuration. When I delete .Trash-1000 manually the trash goes back to normal(i.e., empty).
Old 04-13-2016, 05:21 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: uk
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 552

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
It has probably to do with unmounting the usb- or other hard drive from which you have deleted something. Their trash in the trash-can is put in their own .Trash-1000 folder. Thus, when unmounting before emptying the trash-can, the trash from these drives remains in these .Trash-1000 folders. This will 'fill up' your trash-can when mounting these drives later, but you should be able to empty their trash, normally, by emptying the bin (which then removes the .Trash-1000).

Last edited by brobr; 04-13-2016 at 05:24 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
evolution doesn't empty trash on exit bradrh Linux - Software 3 12-03-2013 04:03 PM
.Trash and .Trash-1000 sethusubbiah Linux - Newbie 6 07-31-2010 06:46 AM
How to open the trash folder and empty the trash in command line cmx08 Linux - Newbie 5 08-29-2008 09:15 AM
Move to trash works beautifully, but empty trash .. different story. kd5eax Mandriva 2 12-04-2007 02:52 PM
I changed the trash can icons but now the full trash can icon doesn't show? Why? Ausar Linux - Newbie 6 08-04-2004 01:59 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration