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Re: delete-file to trash

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: delete-file to trash
Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 00:13:51 +0200

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> > Basically no application except file managers delete by moving to
>> > trash.
>> I thought all GUI applications moved files to trash when the user
>> deleted them. Is not that the case?
> What GUI applications deal with files in a user-visible way?

Any app that opens or saves a file. On w32 such apps can delete files.

> I know
> only file managers (or specialized file managers like photo managers or
> music managers),

Isn't Emacs such a program? ;-)

> and maybe email programs when using Maildir.  And the
> latter normally delete by moving to trash, but not to the freedesktop
> trashcan but a custom trash email folder.

Seems ok.

> But many apps (GUI or not) use files internally (just like emacs and
> apps on the elisp platform), and those will never show up in trash when
> they are deleted.

Hm, yes. That seems correct too.

I think the problem is to distinguish between user initiated file
deletions and deletion of internal files.

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