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A relatively safe method of deleting trashed locked files
Authored by: alan-trewartha on Aug 25, '06 06:15:39AM

if you are going to resort to rm-ing, one extra step you can take to fail-safe, is to have a separate "ownerless" partition, a "Work" partition, where all your documents are kept. that way emptying the trash of files from that partition won't take a sudo, and you won't accidentally delete system files.

of course you still run the risk of deleting other document files by accident.



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