if my trash is empty why is my hard drive full

Daniel C. dcrookston at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 11:41:55 MST 2006


So just rm it?

On 11/9/06, Brad Dorner <bdorner at novell.com> wrote:
> I have found a copy of everything I have ever deleted in a hidden folder '.local/share/Trash' and am wondering why?
>
> I thought once something was deleted it was gone. These are items that I have moved to the trash in kde. I then emptied the trash, several times, and the trash thinks it is empty. I started noticing this when I ran out of disk space for my home partition. I did a df and it said the partition was full, but as I looked at the folders that I have in my home directory it came to only a small fraction of what the partition had available. So I started to look at the hidden folders and there it was. Gigabytes of data in a Trash folder.
>
> So my questions is why are these files there and is there some way to no have them stored or to flag them somehow?
>
> My system is:
>
> Suse 10.1
> KDE 3.5.4
>
> Thanks
> Brad
>
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