Re: [Evolution] Can't expunge trash

On Wed, 2010-08-18 at 10:03 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:

Thank you.  I have checked out that page before and also this:

As root and non root I tried the following:

rm ~/.evolution/mail/local/inbox.ev-summary
rm: cannot remove `/root/.evolution/mail/local/inbox.ev-summary': No
such file or directory

rm ~/.evolution/mail/local/inbox.ibex.index
rm: cannot remove `/root/.evolution/mail/local/inbox.ibex.index': No
such file or directory

Any other ideas?

Are you trying to use Evolution as root??  (If you are, a word of
advice, DON'T - logging in and running as user root as your normal
username will cause you many heartaches in the future.)

No, I don't, but thank you for the advice.

If not, then all that's happening is that as root user the '~'
translates to '/root', and that's not what you want.  (A '~' in a file
name means "my home directory", and if you are user root, that is
Oops, I didn't know that.

 You should be logged in as the user who is trying to run
Evolution when you perform the above commands, and the files they should
be trying to erase are usually in /home/<user>/.evolution where <user>
is the username.

I would really appreciate if you could help me out, still very much the
newbie. Here is what I write: rm ~/.evolution/mail/local.ibex.index.

I read that as: home/grasshopper/evolution/local etc.,
and I get:     
cannot remove /home/grasshopper/.evolution/mail/local.ibex.index
:No such file or directory.  Where am I going wrong?

Many thanks.


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