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How to delete .fuse_hidden* files?

I have small Linux server (Debian Squeeze) which runs a Samba server which is configured to share some folders with some windows machines. While trying to delete one of the directories from windows I ...
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rsync 'cannot delete non-empty directory' errors, even with --force option

When running this command: $ sudo rsync -r --delete --force --checksum --exclude=uploads /data/prep/* /data/app/ I'm getting the following output: cannot delete non-empty directory: ...
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Delete files older than X days on remote server with SCP/SFTP

Do anyone know some good way to delete files on remote server that are older than X days using just SCP/SFTP? Sure I can write some script on perl etc but I feel it's overkill. Any UNIX way? Oneliner? ...
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How to quickly remove hundreds of thousands of files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Doing an rm -rf on a massive directory tree takes hours I'm running a simulation program on a computing cluster (Scientific Linux) that generates hundreds of thousands ...
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Massive amount of subfolders and long subfolders. How can I delete all of them?

We have a little problem here. We have a share with the backup of all the server's offices, Its a really big share with more than 8.000.000 files. Our users usually give long names to the folders ...
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How can I permanently remove/delete a line in route with CentOS 6

root@new [~]# route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 178.18.23.200 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ...
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How to delete files quicker than rm -rf? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Millions of files in php’s tmp error - how to delete? Is there any way how to delete folder/files quicker than with command rm -rf? It seems my disc is filled with ...
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Quickest way to scheduled file deletion on Windows

I have a windows server machine that takes daily backup daily and each daily backup takes 1.5gb thus every night, I want to remove backup files that are older than 1 week. This is how my back up ...
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Can't write to OpenLDAP: “shadow context; no update referral”

I just set up an OpenLDAP server (v2.4.23) and loaded some data. I can browse and edit via Apache Directory Studio, but not deletions all fail. For example, I tried to delete a list of DNs from a ...
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Unable to delete a folder? Read Only Attribute locked?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 with Oracle11g and I need to uninstall the server and to reinstall again. I was following this Oracle Uninstall guide here: ...
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deleting files only frees space partially (ext3 / ext4)

I just did something similar to this: $ du -sh /bigdata/stuff 1022G /bigdata/stuff $ df -h /bigdata Fileystem Size Used Avail Used% mounted on /dev/sda5 1,8T 1,7T 140G 93% /bigdata $ rm ...
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How to know which SSH user deleted my folder?

We have a linux server in our lab which is shared among a number of developers. Server credentials (NOT root) are known to all and they log in using SSH. Now, when I logged in today I just realized ...
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Deleting a user in unix

Does deleting/removing a user automatically remove the user from all groups the user was a member in?
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Can I safely delete old user folders in Windows Server 2003?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine. When I delete a user, their folder remains in the Documents and Settings. Is it safe for me to delete those folders if I don't need any of the data in there? Or ...
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Deleting a file created with a SELECT … INTO OUTFILE

I am trying to delete a file created with a SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE statement into the /tmp directory The file belongs to the mysql user (who doesn't have a login shell). I have administrative ...
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Can not access DfsrPrivate

I've set up DFS-R between three servers, and so far, it is replicating everything as its supposed to.. The problem is, I can not access the DfsrPrivate folder, where is it located? So far I see the ...
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Disabling/hiding rather than deleting [closed]

From what I understand, it's generally best practice to design a system with user access to delete "records" to only hide/disable that record and not actually delete it. This typically ends up being ...