Empty Trash in Linux Red Hat


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?

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

From the terminal go to the trash folder and run

rm -rf *

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
exhuserAuthor Commented:
How can I locate the Trash folder, which needs to be emptied?
As in your Q

exhuserAuthor Commented:
It is actually /var/.Trash-0

should I browse to Var and then execute
rm -rf .Trash-0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.