Permanently delete files from trash bin

October 2017


Sometimes when emptying the trash some files stays and refused to be deleted!


You just have to use a command:

Start the Terminal
  • Type "sudo rm * * *-R"
  • Drag files, folders that you want to remove as a result of this command
  • Confirm
  • Give an administrator password
  • Confirm


  • WARNING do not forget to drag files to the end of the command.
  • Substitute "*" with spaces.
  • Take care about using the upper case "R". It can delete folders and files.
  • Quotation marks are not to be entered.
Published by jak58. Latest update on April 22, 2010 at 06:02 AM by jak58.
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