Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to antdude)
Not through the Finder. If you want to keep something, it shouldn't be in the Trash.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to Niel)
Actually there is a little known trick. Add the Delete icon to the Finder toolbar. View menu -> Customize toolbar when looking at a Finder window. Use that do not enter sign that is red, to delete a file immediately.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to antdude)
Recycle bin vs. Trash can.
You can create a new folder called Recycle bin in Finder, drag it to the right side of the Dock next to Trash, Use that for files you may want to trash or may want to recover, then you can easily selectively delete things from the Recycle bin, with yet another chance to sort through the Trash before the Garbage man comes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 11:22 AM (in response to antdude)
Can't believe there are so many negative posts about "if you want something don't put it in the trash".
Really? Is that helpful to anybody?
Here is how to remove single/multiple files:
1. Open Terminal
2. Type "rm" space, then drag a single/multiple files from the Trash into the terminal window
3. Press "enter" key
Notice that the single file is now gone. This way all your other files remain in the Trash.
Hope this helps as all I could find were negative comments that were not helpful at all.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 2:14 PM (in response to antdude)
The Delete icon in the Toolbar does not work for me. It works as an alternative to dragging to the Trash but I have not found a way to use it to delete immediately or delete individual items from the Trash.
A more powerful Terminal command is as follows:
1 - copy and paste the following into a Terminal window
2 - type a space
3 - drag an unwanted item to the Terminal window
4 - hit the Return key
The item will be permanently deleted without any warning.
This command works for files and large folder hierarchies.