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How can I set the Delete key to do the same thing as Shift + Delete: permanently delete files, rather than sending them to the trash can?

I'm using Linux Mint 14, a Debian distro, with the Cinnamon desktop and Nemo file manager (based on Nautilus).

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Use rm command to delete file permanently. –  Sepahrad Salour Apr 21 '13 at 18:32
    
I'm asking about deleting within a file manager, not at the command-line. –  1'' Apr 21 '13 at 18:34
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When I pressed shift+delete in Nautilus File manager, File will be deleted permanently. –  Sepahrad Salour Apr 21 '13 at 18:54
    
Yes, that also works in Nemo, which is based on Nautilus. My question is, how can I do the same thing by pressing just the delete key? –  1'' Apr 21 '13 at 18:59
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