file deletion from usb drive??

bruce badouglas at
Mon Dec 23 13:52:32 UTC 2013

I tried adding the delete option to Nautilus, as well as running the
rm command from the cmdline

find . -name "*Booklist.html*" | xargs rm -f

I've tried all of this as root with no results.

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> Allegedly, on or about 23 December 2013, bruce sent:
>> I select a few using the mouse, select the "move to trash" menu item,
>> and after it says it's moving files to the trash, I do a
>> refresh/reload, and the files are still there!!
>> So, just how do I delete files from the external drive!
> I dunno about that problem (do you own the files you're trying to
> delete?), but if you want to delete files, try using a delete command
> rather than "move to trash, then empty trash."  Have you done the "empty
> trash" step, too?
> I always set the option to show an actual delete command in the Nautilus
> file browser.  If I actually want to delete files, then messing around
> with the trashcan is a timewaster.
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