[X Newbies] How to delete files with Terminal

Brian Fish ifish at macosx.com
Mon Dec 9 09:38:56 PST 2002

Do you have the root account enabled?  If so, try logining in as root and
emptying the trash.

Just a thought,

On Monday, December 09, 2002 10:03 AM Donna Luder wrote:
Hello all-
I'm running 10.2 on a new Superdrive iMac and 10.1.x on a G4 powerbook.
  I often end up with files in my trash can that I can't delete because
they are locked.  Yet, when I open the trash can to figure out how to
unlock the files, it's empty.  My cousin was visiting a few months ago
and he emptied my trash but now it's full again.  Normally I would just
ignore it, but now there are about 30 copies of Netscape in there and I
have to click the little "Ignore" box over and over and over and over
every time I empty the trash.  So how do I use terminal to delete those
files?  I looked in my Mac OS X Bible and my Little Black Book on OSX
and neither of them had any suggestions.  I'm hoping someone here will.
Thanks in advance

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