.Trashes folder suppose to be empty when computer is launched in single-user mode. If not, how do I see its contents? I tried
ls command, but it doesn't list anything. It could be that the Trash simply is empty, but due to an error I am working on, I cannot login into my user account to check it myself.
There is a systemwide Trash folder as well as one per user. If you deleted files in Finder while being logged in with your user account, the deleted files are in
The command I use while in normal mode is
sudo ls -a /.Trashes and in single-user mode you don't need to use
On my system,
/.Trashes is empty however
~/.Trash is not empty as I have files in my Trash.
On external volumes
.Trashes in the root of the volume has directories, one for each
$EUID and within those directories are the files deleted, on each volume, by each User.