Trash Spec Idea
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 13 12:22:47 PDT 2008
João Valverde wrote:
> I think another approach is needed. This information needs to be
> centralized somewhere. My suggestion is (following the spirit of the
> current spec) to create some metadata *.trashcan files in
> $XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash that would describe every other partition's
> trashcan, obviously containing the full path and maybe with some size
> limits and auto cleanup settings as a bonus.
> These would either be created and configured by an administrator or by
> implementations when opening trashcans.
So what happens when the user adds a disk to the system? They have to
remember to edit this metadata? Or does some C implementation of the
trash spec have to update this? If so, then how is that better than the
current situation of determining on the fly?
> Is this feasible? Better than going through mtab right?
No, parsing mtab is probably the right way to go here.
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