Re: Can't empty trash
On 12/18/2011 02:44 PM, John Lindsay wrote:
Have you tried something like bleachbit? just put the setting to only
clear out the user trash then run as root and then clean out the rest?
Just a thought, does not really solve much as to why its not working
now, but maybe will give you back the space you think you should be
getting. I have always been happy using bleachbit to clean up my
Well, I guess it really helps to do some digging -- found this
and it seemed to give me every instances where trash is located. I
looked at each file and they are empty. I guess I was mistaken in
figuring I could gain an extra 20G of space.
find -name '*rash'
On 18/12/11 05:21 PM, John Lindsay wrote:
I just did a google on my little problem and found this
That seemed to clean out trash however checking the size of available
space shows no increase in space. I had 24G free originally and
despite deleting some 20G of folder/files, I expected to see 44G of
free space available.
rm -fr /home/user/.trash
On 18/12/11 04:21 PM, John Lindsay wrote:
Since my upgrade to Squeeze, I have discovered ALL previous deleted
files and folders plus recently deleted (since upgrade) show up in
trash and I can't delete them. I get a 'file operations' window with
a bar graph that says preparing but when checked -- everything is
still there. There is some 20G of folders and files that need to be
removed to free up HD space. Any suggestions?
Just checked some files and I as the user have only read only
permission -- I know I should change ownership to read/write --
before I try this -- 'chown ve3sjv /Desktop/Trash' Is that where
Trash resides and is that the correct format?