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    TIP: free space wasted by root trash

    If you're using GNOME, run this command:
    gksudo nautilus '/root/.Trash/'
    you might not see anything, or, if you're like me, you'll see about 2 000 files. you'll probably want to delete them or simply "empty" the trash.

    i suppose that anything you delete while running nautilus as root goes there. like an idiot, i had assumed that such things would just go in '~/.Trash'

    i've been using ubuntu for about a year now, and just realised this. it may seem like common sense, but if it could happen to me, it could happen to you.


    If you're using Xfce, run this:

    gksudo thunar
    Then click on "Trash."
    Last edited by dbbolton; December 6th, 2007 at 09:04 PM.


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