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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Ok, so that's how they're doing it now. Thanks!
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Ok, just needed to make sure...I saw some KDE apps in the removal queue. Next question, verify policykit is installed: sudo apt install policykit Might be: sudo apt install policykit-1 I thought this was installed by default -- I don't remember doing it as a separate action -- but I...
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Ah...we may be afoul of me making bad assumptions. Are you running the KDE desktop? It makes a difference. If you're not using KDE then something else is not properly configured. Let me do some research.
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Yes, it does. It also works if you enter the wrong directory by mistake, or get a bit confused with the folder path if you are working with lower level directories. I don't normally recommend it to new users because you can't really see what is going to happen, but the command does work. My...
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    I see. I don't see that here. If I remove all the snapshots from my external drive the only thing left behind are some hard links of 32 bytes each (one per snapshot) in the ondemand folder. These get cleaned up automatically the next time I create snapshot. Are you deleting the snapshots...
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Timeshift has to run with / (root) permissions because the files it has to deal with have / (root) permissions, too. Don't think of it as annoying. Remember that at heart Linux is a multi-user operating system. The permissions system is protection against a user (that's you) doing something...
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    Timeshift -- how to delete folder?

    Yes, permissions. Right now, the Timeshift folder, and its contents are owned by / (root). Open the terminal and execute the command: pkexec nautilus Enter your user password when prompted. This should open your file browser (Nautilus) with elevated permissions (i.e., it has root...
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    Timeshift system backups

    On my Mint installation there is a "Wizard" icon on Timeshift's main screen, it's the last icon on the action menu bar.
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