How to Empty Trash if files in there are owned by Root?
kip at kdream.com
Tue Oct 21 14:31:03 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 08:15 -0500, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 08:19 -0200, Diogo Böhm wrote:
> > 2008/10/21 Kipton Moravec <kip at kdream.com>
> > What should be the directory structure under ~/.local/share/?
> > Is there an easy way to fix this?
> > diogo at diogo-laptop:~/.local/share$ ls -l
> > total 2
> > drwx------ 3 diogo diogo 424 2008-10-16 08:10 applications
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 diogo diogo 624 2008-09-18 15:10 desktop-directories
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 diogo diogo 984 2008-09-18 15:10 icons
> > drwxr-xr-x 11 diogo diogo 264 2008-04-22 23:58 locale
> > drwx------ 6 diogo diogo 320 2008-10-16 08:10 mime
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 diogo diogo 144 2008-09-29 16:32 tracker
> > drwx------ 4 diogo diogo 96 2008-04-26 16:56 Trash
> > This is mine.
> > I would take the directories visually out of the trash inside a new
> > folder, and then use "sudo rm -r folder" to root-delete the files.
> I open up the trash folder in Gnome and when I try to cut and paste to
> another directory I get permission denied.
> I can not delete them in the Gnome Trash folder, again permission
> I can not see them in the ~/.local/share/Trash/files folder. It is
> What to do?
After some more playing looking at the Trash in Gnome, I found the
directories had a subdirectory called src and src had a hidden directory
called .dep which is owned by root. The permissions are drwxr-xr-x.
Since it is owned by root I do not know how to delete it from Gnome, and
I can not find it with the terminal or search.
One of the files in the trash folder
So I search, using Places->Search for Files menu item, for globals.Po in
my home directory and in the file system and there is no match.
Kipton Moravec AE5IB
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