[PLUG] PLUG Digest, Vol 81, Issue 33

Robert Munro ramunro at speakeasy.net
Sun Jun 26 06:00:33 PDT 2011


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On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:50:32, Rich Shepard wrote:
> 
>    On the Toshiba running Xubuntu (10/10?) the trash "folder" in ~/pamela
> appears to contain system files and directories. Why might this be? Should I
> try to move them elsewhere? I think they've been there for a few
> distribution versions.
> 

Just guessing, but it appears that the user 'pamela' once tried to copy
some system files and directories and did not specify a destination, so
they were copied to the ~/pamela directory, then they deleted those and
that moved those files and directories to the ~/pamela/trash directory.

I'd just delete them all with rm /home/pamela/trash/* . Even if any are
links to real system files and directories, that should just delete the
links after asking for confirmation. Once you see that, you can Ctrl-C,
then use rm -rf /home/pamela/trash/* .

HTH,
Robert
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