Another mac newb question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by saltyzoo, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    Is there any way to easily delete a file? Not move it to the trash but delete it?

    And part 2 to the question, is there any way to remove just one file from trash, or must you empty the entire basket?
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    cmd-delete will move it to the trash.. I think that's as good as it gets?
     
  3. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

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    yes apple or command + delete
     
  4. saltyzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    That's not what I'm asking.

     
  5. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

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    I thought by moving it to the trash, really by moving it...
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    No, you cannot directly delete a file from the Finder. You have to Cmd+Del to move it to the Trash, and then empty (or secure empty) the Trash.
     
  7. saltyzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    That kind of sucks. Sometimes you have a large file you know you won't need later. You can't get rid of it unless you get rid of all other files you might want later.... :(

    I supposed rm would work from a terminal window.....
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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