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    Emptying the trash


    I have Suse 12.1 and there is a trash icon. I move files into
    it to get rid of them, but they are accumulating there. How do
    I empty the trash?

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    Try right on the icon and then delete trash. the reason why they stay there is in case you delete something by accident so you can recover it.

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    Thanks, and that was what I tried first. All I get is three things: Icon setting, Desktop options,
    remove this icon. No "Empty trash" as I expected. It must be possible. Anyone there with Suse 12.1?

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    No option to Empty when right-clicking on the icon?
    What about opening it by double-clicking it. There should then be a button or option to Empty Trash.
    Failing that, use the Terminal.
    Code:
    cd ~/.local/share/
    rm -rf Trash
    That will delete all items currently in there.

    Note of caution... Use caution when using rm -rf. Just sayin'...
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    Tried double-clicking, no go. But the terminal command rm worked. I find
    it strange that the system makes it hard to find how to empty trash. Do
    others have this property with Suse 12.1 or is it perhaps the way mine was
    set up?

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    Might be an installation issue

    Maybe something wrong with permissions??

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    Can I change these? Via Yast, maybe? What do I do?

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    I have never used Suse... but as far as permissions for Trash, you're fine. Otherwise, you wouldn't have been able to delete it via command line.
    What DE are you using?
    Gnome? KDE? Something else?
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    I use KDE4

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    Click on the trash can and it should open and display all the files you have "moved to trash". You can either "right" click on a single file and select "delete" or you can "right" click anywhere within the window displaying the files and select "Empty Trash". With the trash can open you will also have a menu on the right side of the window, right click "trash" and select "empty trash". If this doesn't work then you have a problem with the software or OS.


    Quote Originally Posted by dieterhansbritz View Post
    I have Suse 12.1 and there is a trash icon. I move files into
    it to get rid of them, but they are accumulating there. How do
    I empty the trash?

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