Can't empty trash

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  1. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    #1
    Everytime I empty the trash I either get a kernal panic or a lock-up that requires a hard reboot. The only thing in the trash can is crappy label making proggie (click and design 3d) that came w/the CD Stomper thingie to help put labels on CDs/DVDs.

    What is the terminal command for emptying the trash? Hopefully that will work. And is there anyway to empty part of the trash instead of the whole thing?


    Lethal
     
  2. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    i dont know if youve tried this but have you tried holding option while emptying
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    Here is the command for emptying the trash when using the Terminal:
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/
    Just be mother F***in careful when typing that command!!!!

    If you type 'sudo rm -rf' in the Terminal in the root user mode, you will delete your system folder and loose all your data.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's definitely dangerous enough that you should put it into a script, so that you get it right once and keep it that way.
     
  5. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    You can use the program Cocktail to do a force empty of the trash if you don't want to use the console.
     
  6. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    No luck so far. Kernal panics everytime I try to empty the trash (no matter how I try) and when I try to drag the folder out of the trash.

    Nuts.


    -Lethal
     
  7. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    You could try deleting the Trash, and making a new one.

    (type the the stuff in the quotes, but don't type the quotes)
    1) To delete the Trash ( :rolleyes: ) type 'sudo rmdir .Trash'
    2) To create a new Trash, type 'mkdir Trash'
    since the original Trash is hidden, you will need to hid it yourself.
    3) type this to hide the trash: 'mv -i Trash .Trash'

    Of course I don't know if this will work or not, you may just have to reinstall Panther.

    You could try a 3rd party app like one of these.

    Oh, and you spell kernel panick wrong. :p
     

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