Erasing files in Ubuntu: other devices still see the files

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Feb 9 19:41:28 UTC 2008

On 09/02/2008, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at> wrote:
>  > > Before you remove your flashdrive, empty the trashbin.
>  > >  Hope this helps,
>  > >  Tom Cuthbert.
>  >
>  > I should have mentioned that I deleted (not moved to trash) the files,
>  > and also performed sync in the console before unmounting the media and
>  > removing the drive.
> I ran into this once, and I think it was the hidden backup files being
>  read. Just something else to check.

Hidden backup files? That sounds like it would take an awfully large
amount of storage. Quite a waste. How are those hidden backup files to
be deleted? There are no .files on the disk.

Also, assuming that I did in fact Move To Trash instead of Delete, how
can I now erase those files? They do not show up on Ubuntu, and
emptying the trash does not help.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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