Then type sudo fdesetup add -usertoadd username Press Enter. This article shows you how to change file permissions on files just using Terminal. If you want to make the window bigger, click on the bottom right corner and drag it outwards. Once you start playing around with file permissions, you could even build chmod commands into Automator scripts, for example to run a shell command that contains chmod directives. There are also several shareware utilities that can uninstall applications: AppZapper CleanApp Yank SuperPop Uninstaller Spring Cleaning Look for them at or. Terminal will empty the Trash.
In the Finder, open the Trash, and then drag the items it contains to the Terminal window. I'm not aware of a terminal command to uninstall, and neither of the two related install commands have an uninstall parameter. Barrett as a great starting point. I think you use the d switch if you want to delete an empty directory? Turns out that you can easily re-partition the drive, as it shows up the same as any other unformatted partition. You will be asked to confirm each item separately. The first time, it asked for a password so I entered my admin password, but nothing happened. This little tip will show you how you can delete a lot of files, and certain types of files really quickly using Terminal.
It also talks a little about the risks entailed therein. You may be able to get help on. Use the cdcommand, followed by a directory path, like in Step 1 above, to specify the folder where you want a command to run. However, some applications will prompt you for a password when you try to move them to the trash. We recommend the completely free if you need to. So just run the command like this: rm -R Archives Remember, this deletion is final. Just wanted to put it out here in case someone else needed it.
There is another way to specify a location: go to the Finder, navigate to the file or folder you want and drag it onto the Terminal window, with the cursor at the point where you would have typed the path. Just be careful to rm -rf the right thing -- there aren't any limits to what it can delete. For example, lets say you have a directory full of archives, containing sub-directories and files. I tried sudo rm -rf. But, as you probably suspect, you can use the -i flag for protection: rm -iR Archives This will ask you to confirm the deletion of each item. The uses of this are endless.
Now that I know that a deleted file's space will eventually get erased by something else, I'm all good in knowing that terminal deletes just as good. I emptied a few folders of the files, but I cannot delete the folders. No, I think you just need to add an f -- the r makes it recursive so it can delete a folder and files ; the f overrides permissions. Disable FileVault If you want to disable FileVault you can. Hey I like terminal, it is so powerful and useful. This sort of glitch is annoying, but you can use the command line to provide an easy solution.
If you want to take your skills with Terminal a bit further I recommend you check out the on this site. The -f option will not prompt you about file permissions and delete the files anyway, -r will delete the folders and then and files and folders in the folder and so on and so forth. I logged in as different local admin account and checked the FileVault settings. A practical application When can the rm -R command come in handy? I'm not very familiar with Terminal beyond copying and pasting someone else's code into it and I know using it wrong can cause big problems. And if you need to delete files to save space, use an app like CleanMyMac X to do it. Deleting files with the Finder isn't too difficult, plus you can always fish files out of the Trash if you change your mind. For example you can quickly clear out a whole folder in a couple of characters.
Go ahead reboot the mac now and that username with now be able to login. Select a file, folder or application in Finder 2. Not a direct answer, but to uninstall an app, what I find can be more effective -- if this is what is behind your question -- than the uninstaller programs like AppZapper etc. As for the storage space consumed, it is only using up the space necessary for the original files in the iPhoto library. If you are in the root of your hard drive, it will delete your entire hard drive.
Log In Items are set in the Accounts preferences. It will then present you with a recovery key. Usually with the same name as the program or the developer. Be sure you also delete this item as some programs use it to determine if it's already installed. Checking The Status of FileVault To check the status of file vault within Terminal type the following: fdesetup status Terminal will report back with a message telling if you FileVault is on or off.
You might even want to delete all permissions for a particular user so that the file cannot even be opened though it will still be visible in Finder. I cannot reformat the flash drive because I have several other files on it that I need. If your drive is taking this long you may want to check it's integrity with Disk Utility. This is a quick and simple way of checking the status. With that in mind, be certain that the files you wish to eliminate are indeed the files you intended to remove. When I use the rmdir command it only removes empty folders.