How to prevent Ubuntu from creating a .Trash-1000 folder when deleting files from a USB flashdrive

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  • How to prevent Ubuntu from creating a .Trash-1000 folder when deleting files from a USB flashdrive
  • Don’t use the delete button only (Otherwise the .Trash-1000 folder will be created)
  • Press the key combination shift+delete together to delete then Ubuntu won’t create a .Trash-1000 folder. (Note: If you delete files and folders this way they are gone forever!)

NOTE: This has been tested on Ubuntu 9.04.

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Ian Carnaghan

I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment.

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