Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Whenever you use the standard delete command for the Trash on any computer, the files are not actually deleted. Instead, the space on the drive is marked as available, and can be written over by future files. Fortunately, you can say “hasta la vista” to these files with a simple command, causing your deleted files to actually be removed from your system.