The "Trash" of a 16-GB usb2 flash drive had 3.4-GB of data. I emptied it as such:
$ cd /Volumes/FooDrive/.Trashes/501
$ rm -rf *
This took over 5-seconds. That seemed pretty long. So, as a test I just decided to empty the Trash of all of my drives via Finder. Other drives:
I measured the size of the Trash as such:
$ du -ch /Volumes/WhateverDrive/.Trashes
There was 15-GB in the Trash of the 500-GB drive, and 5-GB in the Trash of my other 16-GB flash drive. I didn't measure the other drives.
Finder appeared to take much less than 5-seconds to empty the Trash for all those drives.
- Does Finder really empty the Trash so much more quickly than /bin/rm? How?
- Does Finder just make the "clicking sound" (signaling the trash is empty) before the Trash on all the drives is really empty?