Delete Permanently--skip the trash can?

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  1. alra111

    alra111 Registered

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    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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    Alra111
     
  2. g/re/p

    g/re/p I can haz cigar?

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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. "
     
  3. Mario8672

    Mario8672 The Lone Deranger

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    Cool, I never knew of that.
     
  4. eric2006

    eric2006 iMovie Professional

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    You could also use the rm command in Terminal, type man rm for detailed options.
     

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