UNDELETION EXT3 workaround

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 03:49:47 UTC 2008

Deleting anything with the GUI on GNOME automatically sends the stuff to the
Trash.  It's part of why I don't use file managers--I don't get to reclaim
hard drive space immediately.

On Feb 18, 2008 10:41 PM, Jared Schlicht <jschlicht at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday February 17 2008 7:11:04 pm Vincent wrote:
> > The Linux EXT3 file system zero's the file pointers when you delete a
> > file.  The EXT2-Undeletion command does not exist with-in EXT3.  The
> > following is a more modern solution to the problem.
> >
> > alias rm="mv --force --target-directory=$HOME/.Trash/"
> > alias rmdir="mv --force --target-directory=$HOME/.Trash/"
> The goal with desktop distros seems to be "The user should not have to
> touch
> the command line".
> KDE has a trash system setup, I'm sure GNOME must as well.
> Both Konqueror and Dolphin (File managers in Kubuntu) default to move to
> trash.
> If the user is using the command line, I'd hope they know what they're
> doing.
> -Jared Schlicht
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