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Empty Trash in Linux Red Hat

Posted on 2014-11-26
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Hello,

I've moved several items to Trash. However, they are not showing in the Trash folder on the desktop. Instead they are in var/trash/.trash-0. How can I empty/permanently remove the files?

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From the terminal go to the trash folder and run

rm -rf *
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by:exhuser
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How can I locate the Trash folder, which needs to be emptied?
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by:Gary
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As in your Q

 var/trash/
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by:exhuser
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It is actually /var/.Trash-0

should I browse to Var and then execute
rm -rf .Trash-0
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by:Gary
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Yes
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