When emptying the trash you might see an error saying that the files can't be deleted. This is probably because files have ended-up in there that are either owned by root, or that have adverse file permissions. The solution is to empty the trash using administrator powers. To do so, open a terminal window and type the following two commands, replacing username with your username:
For more trash talk, see Tip 173, on page 214, and Tip 228, on page 269.
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