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Yet another method of trashing undeletable files
Authored by: UberFu on Feb 14, '06 08:56:02PM

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

With the above command - you can pretty much leave off the ~ and everything after it and simply drag any of the file(s) or folder(s) you want to delete onto the Terminal window and press ENTER_

Also [at least in TIGER 10.4.x] They added a "Secure Delete" function in the FINDER MENU underneath the normal EMPTY TRASH Menu Item that will also handle any files that won't delete under normal circumstances_

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Yet another method of trashing undeletable files
Authored by: jt777 on Feb 16, '06 12:56:50PM
Secure Delete is simply an srm -rf ~/.Trash/* NSTask. I don't think it handles permissions differently than a regular Empty Trash or rm would do. from man srm:
srm  removes each specified file by overwriting, renaming, and truncat-
       ing it before unlinking. This prevents other people from undeleting  or
       recovering any information about the file from the command line.

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