Ubuntu – How to empty the trash using terminal

command linetrash

I am not able to search trash anywhere. Can you please tell me a command or anything like that to empty the trash using terminal ?

Best Answer

You can use the rm command:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*

The rm command removes (deletes) files or directories.

-f, --force     Ignore nonexistant files, and never prompt before removing.
-r, -R, --recursive     Remove directories and their contents recursively.

The trash folder is found at: $HOME/.local/share/Trash

Be careful how you use the rm command - the files aren't sent to a trash can where you can undelete them, so it's not easy to undo.