Trash spec 0.4

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Thu Sep 9 17:23:13 EEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 10:00 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> Perhaps it's best to say that when restoring a file, it may only ever
> be
> restored to the exact same device the trash is on?  Following symlinks
> is OK so long as they are not followed off the device.

If you untrash using rename(2) or link(2)+unlink(2) you can't even get
this problem, since they would return EXDEV.

Of course, if you used trashing by copying to $home, then you're hosed.
And your rule would break untrashing files trashed in that way.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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