Bug#277482: you just have to flush the trash

Christophe Combelles ccomb at free.fr
Sun Dec 4 12:03:46 UTC 2005

I don't agree with this bug.
There is no reason we shouldn't have the benefits of the trash even on 
removable media. Maybe this is not very useful on very small ones, but 
on large usb or firewire removable harddisks, having a trash is important.
You normally don't have to manually find the .trash directory to erase 
your files. When the trash is created on the removable media, you just 
have to flush the wastebasket to actually release the space.

Maybe the only remaining problem is:
after doing this, you still have an empty and unuseful ".Trash" or 
".trash-user" directory.
So maybe the real bug is: this directory should be deleted when emptied.
(to avoid doing like the Mac: letting a lot of weird and boring files 
and directories everywhere it goes, like "TheVolumeSettingsFolder", 
"Network Trash Folder", ".AppleDouble", and others...)

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