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Apple Are you a long time Windows user curious about the Apple Switch campaign? Are you wondering if you should try it? Read below for my experience with the whole thing... twice. Just over a week ago I purchased a new 12" Apple PowerBook G4...
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Re: Negvibe
by bytes256 on Thu 3rd Jul 2003 00:55 UTC

I playfully that submit most college kids that would drop in to command line to delete the trash for a friend are products of the hacker's portrayal in The Matrix movies and trying to look cool, but i digress...

Ohhh yeessss.... damn I felt real l337 that day, lemme tell ya

It was simply the only way to do it. An app forgot to tell the OS that it was done with the file. The finder thought it was still in use and refused to get rid of it.

If you can tell me some other way to delete a file that the OS still thinks is in use without doing something to "try to look cool" let me know.

The only other solution I can think of is reboot...sorry for my *nix hatred for rebooting unless absolutely necessary, guess I am l337 after all.