Empty the trash even if told you cant

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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