Trash spec: need decisions on some points

David Faure dfaure at
Wed Sep 1 17:44:39 EEST 2004

On Monday 30 August 2004 15:45, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-08-29 at 13:32, David Faure wrote:
> > 
> > I think the other-partitions case still needs input from Alexander before we
> > can write the spec on that part.
> Another thing that we should consider is compatibility with existing
> systems. Gnome currently uses $HOME/.Trash, which conflicts with this
> spec. Its easy for later versions of Gnome to check for the "info"
> directory, and if it doesn't exist migrate the files there into the new
> format. However, what about people using older versions of Gnome at the
> same time as the new KDE or Gnome. It will show the info and files
> directory in trash:// and let you delete them.
> I'm not sure there is a good way to handle this though, other than
> having another name for the directory.

Ah that was the second advantage in naming it ~/.Trash-$uid:
consistency with other partitions, but also having another name than gnome's
current .Trash directory.

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