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Undeletable SMB Trash
Authored by: shacker on Dec 16, '01 05:29:59PM

If you're mounting SMB volumes from OSX and can't empty the trash, the tricks here won't help - you just get "Operation not supported" when trying to use chflags.

Instead, go to or ssh into the *nix box hosting the SMB share and look for the .Trash directory and ._.Trash file in the root of the share. Delete these with rm -Rf and the OSX trash will empty seconds later.

If your SMB shares are on a Win machine you should be able to use similar techniques.



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