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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
On Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:42:13 +0530, Oddball <monkey9@xxxxxx> wrote:

If i throw something away with shift-del, does it realy dissappear from
the disk of does it remain in some obscure unseen recycle bin?

deleted with shift + del, files are really gone and you can't easily recover them; often not at all. the file contents isn't over-written immediately, but the entries removed from the allocation table, means the system doesn't know about them anymore and will overwrite the space as soon as it's convenient.

If there exists a recycle bin, where does it linger? How do i call upon
it, to see if there is something in it?

if you don't have a recycle bin icon on your desktop, you'll find it by typing "trash:/" into konqueror (run as your normal user, not root). once you delte everything in there, it's really gone.

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