trash can purging

Christian Mueller cmueller at
Mon Sep 12 17:17:03 BST 2005

Am Montag, 12. September 2005 15:53 schrieb Santiago Serebrinsky:
> Thank you! It worked great. Actually, the link to the trashcan is
> available by default.
> PS: Where is the actual location/specification of trash:/ ? Is it a soft
> link? 

It's not just a simple directory.  It's the merged content 
of several directories as defined in the trash spec. 

IIUC, one goal is to make it possible to avoid filling up the 
user's home directory and copying megabytes of data 
over from one partition to another if the user 
decides to trash a large file like an iso image 
that's located on some scratch space partition.

Here's the freedesktop spec page:
It lists the trash spec:

> Can it be handled from the command line (e.g., for purging the
> trashcan from a script without having to refer to Konqueror)?

Sorry, no idea.


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