I have Mac Sierra, I would like to know how to delete files permanently. What should I do? I have
gone through different columns or suggestions; like using the command
- sudo RM -R; but I'm not sure if that works with Mac Sierra.
rm -rf some_dir
-f "force" (suppress confirmation messages)
Alternatively, Navigate to directory (which needs to be deleted) and run this command:
rm -rf *
Would remove everything (folders & files) in the current directory.
But be careful! Only execute this command if you are absolutely sure, that you are in the right directory.
If you want to Skip trash then there are two possible ways: (I am aware of)
- Select File/Folder in Finder
- Click on File Menu while pressing Option button
- Select Delete Immediately
- Confirmation Box will open, click OK to delete and complete request
Option + Command + Delete and Click OK to confirm
Lastly, it can be achieved by writing an Automator Script.