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Chapter 15. Useful Unix Hints > Troubleshooting via Terminal

15.8. Troubleshooting via Terminal

Because it offers a direct connection to the Unix core of Mac OS X, Terminal can help troubleshoot problems that may not be resolvable on the graphic side of the system.

15.8.1. Help! I Can't Empty My Trash!

If you happen to have a file stuck in the Trash—say, one that's locked and you can't unlock—it can be quite a pain to get rid of. The problem is usually related to permissions ,and Mac OS X doesn't like you messing with those.


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