How to Empty Trash if files in there are owned by Root?

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Fri Oct 17 00:39:19 UTC 2008


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 *
> exit
>
>
>
>
>   
I just tried that with this result:

jim at JimsBook:~$ cd ~.trash
bash: cd: ~.trash: No such file or directory

I have the same problem for the same reason.

Jim

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