James Livingston jrl at
Thu Dec 1 03:10:19 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 21:20 -0500, Lukas Sabota wrote:
> What would be wrong with sending deleted files from any medium to the 
> user's trash? (/home/user/.Trash)? A .Trash file in the medium is rather 
> confusing, why have more than one trash can just because of a different 
> medium?  And on your point, why would files from a different medium be 
> deleted?  It would make sense for all deleted files, regardless of 
> medium, to be moved to a users central trash.

I'm in the not-uncommon situation of having two hard drives. One
contains my root partion and my /home partition (amongst others), the
other (larger) one has my music, videos, etc. and get mounted
on /media/data. Many people have something similar with a large FAT32
partition to share things between Ubuntu and Windows.

Moving files to ~/.Trash when they get sent to the trash wouldn't be a
good idea here, because they are potentially multi-gigabyte files which
a) would be slow, and b) the files may not even fit on my /home

I know several people who have a similar setup, but their large drive is
a portable usb/firewire enclosed drive. I'm not sure if there is a good
way of telling the difference between that and something where moving to
~/.Trash might make sense.


James "Doc" Livingston
Died. Woke up in Hell. Punched in PIN, logged on. Just another day."
    -- David Gerard
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