stevesim
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Deleting files without using using bin

Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Hi, has anyone found a way to delete multiple files without first sending them to the rubbish bin? I am using the PCManFM 0.9.10 file manager to select all then delete but then have to go to the bin and repeat this to empty the file. As this file collects photos from a webcam it can get quite full and take a while to transfer to the bin. I have tried shift-delete ctrl-delete etc.

thanks
stevesim

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Jim JKla
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Command line is your friend. ;)

Unfortunately it means you have to learn some real Linux. ;)
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:13 pm

just type rm -rf *.* within the directory you want to abolish.

be careful

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Jim JKla
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:18 pm

Got to learn Linux to find the directory :lol:
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jojopi
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:24 pm

Edit→Preferences→☑Move deleted files to "Rubbish Bin" instead of erasing from disk→☐.

stevesim
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:24 pm

simonpb1 wrote:just type rm -rf *.* within the directory you want to abolish.

be careful
Thanks simonpb1, I will use this instead of double deleting in the file manager.

stevesim
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Re: Deleting files without using using bin

Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:29 pm

jojopi wrote:Edit→Preferences→☑Move deleted files to "Rubbish Bin" instead of erasing from disk→☐.
aaah!! just seen this. Thanks, this is what I was looking for. Easy when you know how! Ta.

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