Delete files in .Trash-0 .. safe ? and what for ?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    .Trash-0 is a locked hidden folder in Ubuntu /home. There were quite a few MB worth of files which I deleted. I hope this is safe.
    I am not sure what the idea behind this location for trash is, as there is the trash can (recycle bin) plus the /home/user/.local/share/Trash folder which I also empty from time to time. I think files go there if one deletes something with root permissions.
    I don't understand the purpose of the .Trash-0 folder.

    Edit:- Maybe the files in .Trash-0 were due to having transferred them from a DVD/CD which had backed up stuff from my old Windows XP
    OS ? Is that possible ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. iceni60

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    i think wherever you have a mounted drive, in the root directory, you'll have a trash-* directory where files are deleted to, like the trash on your desktop. so it's safe to delete anything you don't want from there.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Must admit I haven't paid attention to that one ...
    Will make some checks and see what happens.
    Mrk
     
  4. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Thanks iceni60, I think you are correct. Initially I thought that the trash folder was created as a result of removing the temp files of remastersys back-up program. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
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