Trash spec 0.2, technical questions
c.gatzemeier at tu-bs.de
Tue Aug 31 01:02:19 EEST 2004
Am Monday 30 August 2004 13:13 schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
> The trash
> content is supposed to be stored in a .trash folder. I
> had the impression that user manipulated data shouldnt
> be hidden in this manner. How would the user restore
> his files?. is some kind of virtual directory going to
> be provided on the user's desktop?.
In the thread Alexander mentioned to you it was discussed to provide a URI in
DEs you can browse your trashed files with. That would be one way to access
the files from within a desktop environment. If something has been said about
wether the storage should be hidden or not, I must have missed it, a quick
search for hidden did not give me any results though.
I'd think that it should be an option if the trash files are stored hidden or
not. CLI users twm users etc. may like to access the trash, too. (Since the
invention of the trash can people seem to have found so many things to
(ab)use their thrash cans for ;-)
The generated meta-data should IMHO always reside in a hidden location though.
(Could be also under /[.]Trash or if it is a personal index maybe somewhere
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