...But I can't get either of them to even display the trash can.
gumby wrote:by the way, I wondered if maybe a different file manager could delete the files, so I downloaded a few like Gnome Commander and Beesoft Commander. But I can't get either of them to even display the trash can.
My first reply..
Example removable for one of the directories in Trash (files, expunged, info)
sudo rm -r /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files
The Trash folder is under /home/userID/.local/share/
--and should be able to be seen under Gnome-commander if you open .local
In Gnome-commander check the Settings>Options>Filters, see if you are hiding (Filetypes to Hide, Also Hide) hidden files, in which case the .local file (directory) won't show in the display..
Thanks DrHu, I now can see the trash folder in Gnome Commander.
DrHu wrote:You will probably have to end up doing it with root privilege
, open a terminal in Gnome-commander when you are at the correct directory (folder)
sudo rm -r /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/
sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash
--shortcut for /home for the logged in user ( ~/ )
Gnome Commander did not show any files in Trash or in Expunged.
THen I did as you instruct:
gumby@Saturn ~/.local/share/Trash $ sudo rm -r /home/gumby/.local/share/Trash/
[sudo] password for gumby:
gumby@Saturn ~/.local/share/Trash $ sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash
sudo: cannot get working directory
rm: cannot remove `/home/gumby/.local/share/Trash': No such file or directory
gumby@Saturn ~/.local/share/Trash $
and now my Trash folder has disappeared in Gnome Commander although it is still visible in Nautilus. Nautilus trash still shows the undeleted files I am trying to get rid of.
DrHu wrote:ls /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files
ls: cannot access /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files: No such file or directory
If you get this msg when you check the subdir (subdirectory) of Trash (files, info, expunged),
--it means the Trash (files) is emptied
Okay, maybe the files are not there, but they are still showing in my trash on Nautilus.