trash can purging

Santiago Serebrinsky serebrin at
Mon Sep 12 14:53:12 BST 2005

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

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 15:21 +0200, Christian Mueller wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 11. September 2005 22:50 schrieb Santiago Serebrinsky:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am using Konqueror (I love it!!) within Gnome. I want to know what is
> > the right way of purging the trash can, since I don't have any icon in
> > my desktop as it happens (I guess, I never tried it) when I use KDE.
> > 
> > I found that trash files are located in ~/.local/share/Trash (I have two
> > folders, "files" and "info"), but I don't know if simply deleting the
> > files within each of the two folders is the appropriate way of purging.
> > I guess it may be the case that if the trash is shared with Nautilus
> > and/or other applications (as I know the idea of increasing
> > compatibility has been around), a simple deletion may screw some things.
> I don't know if Nautilus already supports the freedesktop trash 
> specification but at least the idea of that spec is to make 
> trash handling compatible and consistent.
> Purging the trash "the right way" is simple in Konqueror: 
> Just enter trash:/ in the location bar.  You'll be shown the 
> content of the trash.  Right-clicking the background 
> offers you an option to empty the trash.
> If you like you can also create a bookmark or an icon 
> pointing to that trash URL. 
> HTH,
> Christian. 

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