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6. Deleting files
To delete a file, right click on it in the file browser within the side panel. You will be asked either to confirm the deletion or to cancel the process, if you have the right permissions for it.
Combining this feature with the Show hidden files feature accessible via the contextual menu of the Filebrowser side panel allows you to delete hidden files more easily than via the rm tool on some systems.
Combining it with the Rename feature accessible via the contextual menu of the Filebrowser side panel allows you to delete an original file once you have edited a new file based on the former one, and to give the new file the same name as the original one.
The first safe usage I can find for this feature is, for example, to remove the backup .#filename.version files created by CVS during conflicts after resolving them, particularly on Mac OS X where those files are tricky to access.
A second usage would be, for example, to save a po file again under its original name after updating it via a shell script under a new name, and editing it manually.