Trash specification, version 0.1
alexl at redhat.com
Mon Aug 30 11:23:51 EEST 2004
On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 00:42, Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> The Trash specification, version 0.1, is available here:
> The planned "Implementation notes" section, currently a stub, will
> include the access and other issues encountered with $topdir/.Trash.
> I'll wait for feedback before writing it.
> Any comments, changes, etc. are welcome.
> P.S. It's in HTML, as generated by OpenOffice.org (with minor
> corrections). We can convert it to DocBook later if this is necessary;
> OpenOffice.org has a tool for this.
> P.S.2.I can easily host the document on ramendik.ru at this point, but
> of course it will need to go to freedesktop.org if it becomes accepted.
> I'd suggest waiting for a stable version before putting it on
I think its clear we should use $HOME/.Trash for the whole device that
has $HOME on it, not only files inside $HOME. The spec doesn't seem to
> It may also choose to create .Trash directories in Top directories of
> some mounted file systems. How these directories are created (by the
> system administrator, a daemon, etc.) is determined by the
Not determined by the implementation. Determined by the spec, but not
The spec says "$topdir/.Trash/user". I'd prefer "$topdir/.Trash/$uid",
since it contains no strange characters, and the filesystem permissions
are tied to the uid, not the username which can change. (The uid is the
numerical id of the user)
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