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June 29, 2012 12:21 PM   Subscribe

where on earth is the trash in easypeasy ubuntu linux on an eee pc? how can i empty it?

furthermore, what graphical tools can i use to clean out unwanted files safely?
posted by By The Grace of God to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
I don't know if EEE PC's use another file manager, but in Nautilus it's going to be accessible via the bookmarked folders in the left pane when you open a folder. Example here. I believe it's also in the home folder. You'd need to select View Hidden Folders in the view options, and then find the folder called .local. It's in .local -> share -> trash.
posted by trogdole at 12:39 PM on June 29, 2012


Even easier, you should be able to right click the trash in the file browser (as pictured in trogdole's link) and select "empty trash."


If you are looking to save space, you can sudo apt-get install bleachbit to get a tool to clear some caches, and also look into uninstalling unused language packs.
posted by quarterframer at 12:52 PM on June 29, 2012


I use Ubuntu NBR on my aspire one... took me a while to find the trash!

Go to the file system, select any of the folers (i.e. desktop)

elect View --> Side Pane (or F9 on my system)
then select View ---> Show hidden files (or CTRL+H on my system)
posted by chapps at 2:12 PM on June 29, 2012


Then install Docky and you can easily add the trash as a docklet (it's in Docky's list of addable docklets). Works just like a Mac, disappearing at the bottom til you need it. Handypandy!
posted by heyho at 2:35 PM on June 29, 2012


Bleachbit is pretty decent for basic, indepth cleaning. Ubuntu Tweak is nice for help clean out old kernels, but I am not sure when EasyPeasy is based on.

Beep!
posted by Samizdata at 2:46 AM on July 1, 2012


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