Trash specification, version 0.1

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Thu Sep 2 17:51:16 EEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 15:36 +0400, mr at wrote:
> >> 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.

Yes? What is the problem?

> 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).

Did you follow the discussion about why this is bad?

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