delete contents of hidden folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    #1
    how do i delete the contents of a hidden folder? use termminal how? no experience with terminal.

    the folder i want to delete is ******/private/var/flexlm .....


    too much info?


    r.
     
  2. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, use Terminal, and type "rm -r ******/private/var/flexlm". rm stands for remove...the -r means recursive, which will remove a folder and everything in it, as opposed to just one item. Note: anything removed this way doesn't go into the Trash....

    --Eric
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    ...or if rm is too scary, and you want to move it to Trash before permanently deleting it, use Terminal but type open /var and a Finder window will appear (magically ;)) and you can drag the desired folder(s) to trash (or mark them and use cmd-backspace).
     
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i think you guys are magic.


    r.
     

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