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How to empty trash?

Being a fairly new user to Linux/Ubuntu I did a stupid thing and do not know
how to get out of it.  I have a new laptop that I am trying to set up as a
replacement of an old laptop.  I copied a my home directory from a desktop that
had an upgrade fail to the new laptop as backup before trying to recover the
desktop.  I did not check the amount of space needed and the laptop did not
have enough space so the /home partition ran out of space.  I thought no
problem I would just get rid of the data I just copied.  Not having much
experience with Ubuntu I just sent the data to trash and then tried to empty
the trash.  That does not work as I found out as the system needs disk space to
empty the trash and there is none available.  To make things worse now that
/home has no space I get logged off after about 1 1/2 minutes so I have not
been able to do much experimenting in that amount of time.

So how do I empty the trash and get the disk space back?

Robert Blair

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.  -- Voltaire  (1764)