delete contents of hidden folder?

whyrichard

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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?


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Eric5h5

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whyrichard said:
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 .....
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
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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...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).
 

whyrichard

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
...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).

i think you guys are magic.


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