libtrash in fedora Core 5
Horst von Brand
vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Tue Jan 24 01:51:53 UTC 2006
Lamont R. Peterson <lamont at gurulabs.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 21 January 2006 11:14am, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On 1/21/06, Ola Thoresen <redhat at olen.net> wrote:
> > > My point is that if we want this kind of feature, it should be
> > > trasparent to the user (like libtrash) so you don't have to rewrite a
> > > gazillion scripts and alter user behaviur.
And won't work for random programs who call unlink(2) on their own anyway,
> > I really really think its a bad idea to change the behavior of the rm
> > command to meet the expectations of desktop users, who drop to the
> > commandline.
Disagree strongly. It is a *terrible* idea, not merely bad.
> > rm's default functionality of deleting files should not
> > change. libtrash is a hack, which should be applied by people who know
> > that they want to apply that hack and should not be something that
> > drops in and automatically reconfigures the functionality of rm. How
> > many shell scripts exist which rely on standard rm functionality?
> I agree; especially because of shell scripts.
> Here is my thought on how to introduce the capability sanely: Create a
> new command ("trash" or "toss" or something-else?) that one would use
> instead of rm. That command would look at the configuration found in
> /etc/something.conf (you know, that matches the name of the command) or
> an environment variable (probably a much better choice for performance)
> and will: "mv" files to a designated directory on the partition/volume
> (like "/.thetrash/".
If you want Windows with all its brokeness, you know where to find it...
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