I have been happily using my raspi-3 (currently running under Jessie) for about about a year now and aside from minor hickups all has gone well.
While I know all the scare stories and the "no-no's" about running as root I have found its sometimes quicker/easier to run PCManFM as root in order to avoid annoying messages about permissions when moving/copying user files around. It works for me only when I delete files in PCManFM running as root it asks "do you want to move the file zzz.zzz to the wastebin" and I answer "yes" it goes on to happily delete the file from the current directory but of course nothing appears in the desktop Wastebasket.
And heres the question...
This I would expect running as root but what happens to the files I delete in PCManFM when running as root? Do they simply get deleted or do they get moved to some hidden folder/directory? The reason I ask is because after deleting a number of files I expected to free-up around 800 m/byte of space and while the files seem to have gone I am not seeing the SD-Card space freed-up. I wonder if anyone could shed light on the issue?
Thanks for reading,