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#1 2011-02-27 17:14:49

mcc
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From: PVD, RI
Registered: 2011-02-21
Posts: 9

Trash Talk

Hi All,
I have a question about emptying the 'Trash.'  Is there a way to 'bypass' the delete confirmation for the Trash.  In other words, I would like to 'Empty Trash' without having to confirm my deletion step.
Cheers,
M

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#2 2011-02-28 16:57:56

Nick
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Re: Trash Talk

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash

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#3 2011-03-01 02:43:18

mcc
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From: PVD, RI
Registered: 2011-02-21
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Re: Trash Talk

Hey Nick,
Thanks for the command.  Unfortunately, it did not do the trick. ? sad
I tried it several times.  Once with sudo, once without, not that it should have made a big difference, then I tried deleting the Trash folder then logging out/in, no good.  I also tried deleting the Trash folder followed by restarting which did not work either, hmmm.  I even tried renaming the folder.  All five times the Trash folder reappeared!?!

Any suggestions
M

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#4 2011-03-01 19:51:10

Nick
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Re: Trash Talk

But it is empty

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#5 2011-03-01 21:17:51

mcc
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From: PVD, RI
Registered: 2011-02-21
Posts: 9

Re: Trash Talk

Hey Nick,
Actually no. The trash can is not empty, deleting fills the trash as normal.  (rm -rF ) has not changed the action of deleting or does it bypass the trash and go straight to /dev/null.

BTW, I am running a Toshiba Satellite L305, Xfce 4.6.1, Xubuntu 10.04.  I have loaded Ubuntu of this machine many times and have had not hardware issues, there are no special pieces of hardware.  The laptop is really off the shelf, ie cheap, cheap.
Sorry, Any other ideas,
M

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#6 2011-03-02 10:29:38

jeromeg
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Registered: 2010-11-11
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Re: Trash Talk

mcc: do you want to empty the trash without confirmation or to delete files without moving them to the trash? If it's the former, Nick's solution is the one you want, if it's the later, it's not possible AFAIK (unless you add a custom user action accessible via right click).

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