|Feb 4, 2004, 10:18 PM||#1|
Force delete/trash locked items?
Is there any way to force delete locked files, other than using terminal?
Example, an unlocked folder has 20 different folders within it with a total of 300 locked files.
I know how to mass unlock, but i was wondering if there is another way (key combo) to just get rid of them?
Last edited by GigaWire; Feb 4, 2004 at 10:34 PM.
|Feb 5, 2004, 05:12 PM||#5|
you go to terminal
sudo rm -rf (filename)
rm wont work for locked things.
make sure you dont do something stupid like "sudo rm -rf /" because then you'll get a foobar'd computer.
ie on my powerbook if i wanted to delete a folder called blah on my desktop this is what it would look like in terminal (sorry i'm trying to remember from memory what it says):
Last login on ttyp1 at 12:39 blah blah blah Welcome to Middle Earth! email@example.com:/ $ sudo rm -rf ~/desktop/blah Password: firstname.lastname@example.org:/ $
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Last edited by janey; Feb 5, 2004 at 05:16 PM.
|Feb 5, 2004, 05:41 PM||#6|
you can get a program called modifier lite of version tracker lets you do all that and more
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|Feb 6, 2004, 12:35 PM||#7|
You can also try a program off of versiontracker called Force Delete. All you have to do is drag the problem file on the Force Delete icon and it will delete it.
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