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Files on my Mac have disappeared and are not in the Trash

I had few folders where the contents are missing (Desktop, Documents, Download, Files and a few folders from Library/Application Support). I also realized that those folders are the first few in my ...
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What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using Terminal to rm it?

What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using the Terminal to rm it? What is the idea behind the scenes?
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Problems with Mac's Trash

I deleted a HUGE load of backup from an external HD (about 5 million files). Since then, the folder is "stuck" in Trash, never deleted. Once I go to Terminal and do: rm -rf ~/.Trash It deletes ...