How to Empty Trash if files in there are owned by Root?
kassube at gmx.net
Tue Oct 21 17:01:46 UTC 2008
Kipton Moravec wrote:
> I guess I am not making my self clear. One more try.
Well, reading your previous post again I think you were making yourself
clear but somehow I missed your point :)
> Looking in Gnome the Trash says there are 5 directories
> I can not delete them because there is a directory under these
> directories that is owned by root. The obvious answer is to go into the
> directory and do what you say.
> kip at red:~/.local/share/Trash $ ls -l -a
> total 72
> drwxr-xr-x 4 kip kip 152 2008-10-21 09:11 .
> drwxr-xr-x 9 kip users 240 2008-10-21 07:01 ..
> drwxr-xr-x 2 kip kip 48 2008-10-21 09:16 files
> drwx------ 2 kip kip 48 2008-10-21 09:16 info
> -rw-r--r-- 1 kip kip 72499 2008-10-16 17:29 Screenshot-Trash-File
I suppose the problem is that Gnome used information stored elsewhere to
show the directories you can't find with the terminal. If your "ls -a"
command doesn't show the files they really are not at the expected
location. Reading the reply of NoOp I suppose the files are more likely
in "~/.local/share/Trash/info". But as I don't use Gnome I can't verify
how the trash works there. Then you should see the files with a command
ls -lA ~/.local/share/Trash/info/geda-*
Anyway, I think you should use the approach NoOp described and delete the
files with nautilus as root.
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