How to Empty Trash if files in there are owned by Root?
cr33dog at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 21:57:10 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Kipton Moravec <kip at kdream.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 16:47 -0500, Ulin the Tech Mage wrote:
>> Kipton Moravec wrote:
>> > I was running out of disk space and discovered I had a bunch of files in
>> > Trash.
>> > So I tried to empty trash and found there were a number of files in
>> > there that were owned by root, because of a screw-up I did when I
>> > installed a program a while back.
>> > There are other files that are owned by me that will not delete because
>> > they have the wrong permissions, but it will not let me change the
>> > permissions.
>> > >From the GUI I do not know how to remove them.
>> > I did a search on the name to see if I could find the path to the Trash
>> > directory and these files did not show up.
>> > What do I do?
>> open a terminal
>> run the following commands:
>> cd ~.trash
>> sudo chmod -R 777 *
>> rm -rf *
> It did not work.
> kip at red:~ $ cd ~.trash
> bash: cd: ~.trash: No such file or directory
> kip at red:~ $
The location of "Trash" was moved recently - try this instead of "cd ~/.Trash":
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