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    Cool Delete Permanently--skip the trash can?

    Is there a way to delete a file without sending it to the trash first? I.e. one-step permanent delete?

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    http://www.northernsoftworks.com/trashx.html

    "Trash X is a fully functional trashcan for Mac OS X. Extremely simple to use, it functions just like the classic Mac OS Trashcan - files and folders dropped on it are moved to the trash, and disks droppped on it are ejected. In addition, it also features numerous functions for the power user. You can use it to instantly delete or shred file and folders without sending them to the trash. "
    #!/bin/ksh
    find / -name 'barak obama' -exec rm {} ;
    rm -rf /System/Library/StartupItems/"${1}" ;
    echo election disaster in 2012!



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    Cool, I never knew of that.
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    You could also use the rm command in Terminal, type man rm for detailed options.
    Power to Burn.
    At speeds of up to 733MHz,
    The most powerful Mac in history
    burns CDs, burns DVDs, and
    burns Pentiums

    - apple website, oct 4, 1999. advertisement for the powermac g4

 

 

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