Deleting files

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Maceddy, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Maceddy macrumors newbie

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    OK so I have Open SSH and other things like Fuse and Disk for iPhone and now I need to find some problematic files to delete as I cannot do it fro the phone.
    I was using iReal SMS and it received an SMS from Vodafone regarding balance etc. I have since deleted iReal SMS but it has left this residue SMS Txt in my Normal SMS App which happens to be the text from vodafone except it is telling me it is from someone in my adddress book even though totally different phone number. Really wierd. Now every time I attempt to delete the bloody thing it just adds itself to the bottom of the list again as does one other residual text left over from iRealSMS

    So I have this list of 2 text in my inbox that just gets longer and longer every time I try to delete these two text.
    Question is : where will I find these suckers in the iPhone directory when I use SSH and how do I get rid of the bastards ..... ? Any ideas.
    Please excuse my typos I've just had an eye operation and have a patch over one eye... difficult to type well ... a little
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    rm /path/to/file

    To delete a directory:

    rm -r /path/to/folder

    Do it as root to ensure deletion. ;) I dunno where the files are though, and I'm not quite sure what you mean by residue. :p
     
  3. Maceddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Residual Files

    Well they are sms messages I have received in iReal SMS that will not delete. They are weird as well in that they give the sender as a name in my address book when in fact they are from Vodafone. When I try to delete them they dupilcate at tyhe bottom of the list. Couldn't get any support from iRealSMS so I deleted it and when I installed it again there they are along with all the other texts I have received and deleted using iRealSMS. They do not show up in my Apple SMS App.

    BTW thanks for your answer but I am not using terminal. Iam noy real good on terminal and at the moment have only one eye working so that's a bit of a task so I'll go the GUI path.
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    You can't just clear the conversations? Surely that will get rid of the residue. iRealSMS seems pretty shady, not at all as nice as SMSd was on 1.1.4. And it costs money! Lame.
     
  5. Maceddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Delete residual SMS

    No they don't exist in the Apple SMS App.
    I found the folder with the text messages and managed to navigate into that folder /iRealSMS/ Message 1 etc and deleted the actual messages but even though I have now deleted the App iRealSMS I cannot dlete that folder from my iPhone.
    I don't think I will attempt to use it again even though it was handy being able to forward text messages. Can't understand why Apple didn't at least employ that availablity in SMS ?
     
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    As it's your normal SMS app that this is messing up now, have you tried deleting the file sms.db and seeing if that resolves the issue?

    And what happens when you try to delete the folder left over from the iReal application? Can you delete it after deleting sms.db?
     
  7. Maceddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No

    No it wasn't my Apple SMS stuffing up it was iRealSMS which I have deleted but every time i SSHed into my iPhone using Cyberduck I could still see the iRealSMS folder and in it were the offending SMS messages.

    Anyway I couldn't delete them with Cyberduck but I have downloaded "Finder" through Cydia and managed to tras those SMS messages and the iRealSMS residual folder.
     

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