Limit the size of the trash-bin in KDE3?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Wed Sep 9 17:02:22 BST 2009

Anne Wilson posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:26:42 +0100 as excerpted:

> On Wednesday 09 September 2009 13:45:59 Daniel Spannbauer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> can I limit in KDE3 the size of the trash or the time files are stored
>> in Trash?
> I no longer have KDE3, but KDE4 has a Trashcan settings menu rom a
> right- click.  Have you tried that on KDE3?

FWIW, I just configured kde3 (and now kde4) to map the delete key to 
actual delete, with a prompt, killed the keyboard shortcut mapping for 
trash, and turned on the delete menu item that's normally hidden.  I'd 
have turned off the move to trash menu item if I could, but that wasn't 

I kept the prompt on for both delete and move to trash.  For delete, the 
confirmation was enough, and I left it on for trash, so in case I 
actually hit trash instead of delete on the context menu, I'd get a 
warning and could cancel, then actually delete.

On kde4, I'm happy to note, I was able to configure it for zero items/
size. =:^)  I've not actually tested that it works and doesn't even save 
the last deleted item, but that's what it /says/ I have configured it 
for, at least.  If I'm deleting, I want to recover the space, not have it 
go into some weird half-deleted but not really deleted state, where it's 
still in the trash and the disk space doesn't change.  So I'm happy 
that's finally possible in kde4! =:^).  (FWIW, yes, I know deleted items 
can often be recovered using undelete or disk editing utilities, I just 
want it deleted, and the space recovered.)

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