[Pool] Help me to rename trash command of trash-cli?
ben+freedesktop at benfinney.id.au
Sat Jan 3 16:15:30 PST 2009
"Andrea Francia" <andrea at andreafrancia.it> writes:
> * trash # trashes files and directories.
> * trash-empty # empty the trashcan(s).
> * trash-list # list trashed files.
> * trash-restore # restore a trashed file.
> While the trash-cli project was already added to Debian and Ubuntu
> without any problem, but the RedHat package reviewer thinks that the
> name of the 'trash' command is too generic, and they don't want add
> it to fedora until the generic name issue has not been solved.
Another issue is that the grammar is confusingly inconsistent.
Natural-language grammar matters a great deal, because that's the
analogy our brains use when learning the artifical grammar of a
In the first one, “trash” is presumably to be treated as a verb,
operating on the object supplied as an argument. In the latter three,
“trash” is a noun topic, with “empty”, “list”, and “restore”
as verbs operating on the object supplied as argument.
For consistency, I would expect the “put FOO in the trash” command
to follow the same form as the latter three. I suggest the command
form could be ‘trash-put FOO’.
> In the beginning I was persuaded to use the 'trash-file' name but I
> don't like it very much.
For the reasons above, I don't like it either: it is inconsistent with
the others, departing from the ‘$TOPIC-$VERB $OBJECT’ form established
by the others.
That rules out all of the following, as confusingly departing from the
form used by the other existing commands:
> * trash-trash
> * trash-throw
> * trash-f
> * trash-do
> * trash-
> * trash-now
> * trash-!
> * trash2
> * trash
> * trashit
> * trash-item
> * trash-entry
> * trash-elem
> * trash-path
> * trash-data
> * trash-this
> * trash-it
> * trash-that
Leaving the following contenders as, at least, following the
‘$TOPIC-$VERB $OBJECT’ form:
> * trash-put
> * trash-put-in
> * trash-rm
> * trash-recycle
> * trash-to
I recommend ‘trash-put FOO’ as the least ugly or confusing.
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