Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garblot, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. garblot macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Is there any way to bypass the trash can in OS X and delete files directly? Something like the Windows shift-delete? Thanks!
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    #2
    Cmd-Delete moves things to the trash

    Shift-Cmd-Delete empties the trash
     
  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Welcome to my favourite OS X bugbear. I defy you to permanently delete some files without deleting others in the trash, or emptying the trash on a removable drive without emptying everything else along with it. I am sure it can be done via the command line, or with some third-party app, but for us mere mortals or people who expect it "to just work", there's no way that I can see.

    Of course, I'm open to suggestions. ;)
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    #4

    Some of my favorite shortcuts. :)


    Sadly, there is no way, according to my knowledge, to "directly delete" something. :eek:
     
  5. garblot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    Since everyone's afraid of the terminal i'll have to say it. CD to the directory, type rm filename; or, if it's a directory rm -d directory
    Remember to put .app on the end of an application name and that it is treated as a directory(because it is!).
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #7
    "everyone" is not the word you should be using, as it include me.
    But anyway..



    Try some 3rd party apps if you really need to get this to work. They may at least allow for drag&nuke.

    http://www.macupdate.com/
     

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