openSUSE-11.4: How to force empty trash bin

I have some files in my user trash bin which don’t get emptied. Can you please tell me where I can find my trash bin using Superuser Dolphin? Or how can I force empty it?

I tried /home/.Trash-0/files but it’s all empty.

Thanks.

If you have trashed files whilst in super user dolphin, you should open su dolphin again to remove them.

Or are you talking about in your /home/user trash?

Or are you talking about in your /home/user trash?

Yes, I trashed them as a normal user. Would you know where the actual bin folder is located? Thanks.

It is of course not in /home, but somewhere in your home directory /home/<username>. I found it in 11.2 with KDE at .local/share/Trash/

On 03/27/2011 02:06 PM, hcvv wrote:
>
> It is of course not in -/home-, but somewhere in your home directory
> -/home/<username>-. I found it in 11.2 with KDE at -.local/share/Trash/-
>
>
i found the stuff (both folders/sub-directories with contents and
individual files) i had deleted (in 11.3 with KDE4.5) in the “files”
directory at the end of this path:

/home/[userID]/.local/share/Trash/files

for example, in the directory name BlueJeans at

/home/[userID]/.local/share/Trash/files/BlueJeans

i found a number of images of pretty people in bluejeans…sent to me
in an email from a fan of shapely bluejeans :wink:


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Thank you, thank you, thank you! They were indeed in /home/[userID]/.local/share/Trash/files/ and I deleted them with Superuser Dolphin without a problem. I guess it’s one of those things - unless you try it once you would never guess where it could be.

Nice you got what you wanted. But I deny that “guessing” is part of the solution. From the terminal I did:

find . -name '*rash*' 

That narrows the range of possibilities considarable down. Looking inside the directories amongst them I found the names of the files I see when looking wiith Dolphin in my trash-bin. Eureka.

On 03/28/2011 10:36 AM, hcvv wrote:
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> I deny that “guessing” is part of the
> solution. From the terminal I did:

> find . -name ‘rash

agree. but since there are lots of ways to skin cats, and i like ways
quicker than using ‘find’ i didn’t guess with


locate Trash | grep home | tail

which near instantly gave ten hits, all of the form


/home/[me]/.local/share/Trash/files/[deleted directory/file names]

actually, i like kitties :wink:


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The idea behind this that it is not just guessing in the wild (as the OP seems to think) or knowing it by hart (what would be useless knowledge), but to do some smart commands (and maybe some intelligent guessing).

right!

just wished to add another way to not guess to linuxoidoz’s arsenal…


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find . -name ‘trash
That one i wrote in my book. :wink: