Trash specification, version 0.1

mr at mr at
Thu Sep 2 14:36:31 EEST 2004

>> I have somewhat lost track of th eother-partitions issue. Is the
>> consensus
>> on administrator-created $topdir/.Trash , and $uid directories within
>> it?
> Yes, and if that doesn't exist, the app can try using/creating a global
> $topdir/.Trash-$uid directory.

I'm not sure this is a good idea. A trash listing app would have to search
every top dir for BOTH .Trash/$uid and .Trash-$uid.

I would say, there should be an admin-created $topdir/.Trash, and if it's
not there, trashing is done by copying to $HOME. And implementations *may*
include some form of auto-cteation of .Trash (would be a nice improvement
for removable devices).

It's just an idea, of course. But double possibilities
($topdir/.Trash/$uid and $topdir/.Trash-$uid) just don't look right. I
think we need to have one or the other.

Yours, Mikhail Ramendik

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