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Old 03-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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ubuntu trash


hello,

how can I get a warning before sending a file to the trash, as in Windows ?
There must be a way to do that, at least programmatically, as Linux is open source. I'm just looking for the easiest.
Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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The option to change that is under file management preferences. When you open a folder with nautilus, go to edit, preferences, and click on the behavior tab.

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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No it's not.
There is an option to confirm before deleting or emptying the trash, but not sending to the trash.
This is really annoying because on some keyboards, the delete key is close to others and might be pressed by accident. And if one ends up with a lot of files from the trash from 6 months ago, you might not remember if you meant to send this to the trash or not, just like you don't analyze your real life trash before putting it away.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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help?
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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help?
Because sending files to "Trash" is easily recoverable (by restoring them) there is no need to "Confirm sending to trash".

There is a need to "Confirm Delete", as this can indeed happen by a mis-click.

When you empty the trash, you are prompted "are you sure?". This is sensible.

I never send files to trash (because I want them deleted, not just moved) but I am prompted for the delete. This gives me a moment to reconsider.

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And if one ends up with a lot of files from the trash from 6 months ago, you might not remember if you meant to send this to the trash or not, just like you don't analyze your real life trash before putting it away.
So do you have an argument with the truck driver when they come to take your household trash away?
"Stop! Wait! I haven't checked my rubbish for things I did not mean to throw out."

You should not be throwing stuff out anyway. It is wasteful of resources, you should be recycling, which is what delete does
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:47 PM   #6
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And to add to that, I did some research, and I have found a patch file to do this, as it has not yet been implemented. But I'm pretty sure the OP doesn't want to compile from source
 
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As a matter of fact, I'd like that. How would you do that ?
 
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...53/comments/72
 
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But how do I use it ?
Meaning, how to build from source, where to find the source, etc. ?
 
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There is an option to confirm before deleting or emptying the trash, but not sending to the trash
This is just to tell you that I am using Konqueror as my file manager and in the
Settings menu -> Configure Konqueror -> File management -> General, there IS an option for the setting the trash "confirmation" thing. I am not using Nautilus file manager, see if you can shift to Konqueror, it is easier than writing a patch!

Is it necessary for you to use Ubuntu?, you can shift to Kubuntu, Konqueror can work there very easily.
 
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This is just to tell you that I am using Konqueror as my file manager and in the
Settings menu -> Configure Konqueror -> File management -> General, there IS an option for the setting the trash "confirmation" thing. I am not using Nautilus file manager, see if you can shift to Konqueror, it is easier than writing a patch!

Is it necessary for you to use Ubuntu?, you can shift to Kubuntu, Konqueror can work there very easily.
Good to know, now I know that for the next time something comes up like this. Thanks Anisha.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 12:41 PM   #12
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Good to know, now I know that for the next time something comes up like this.
Actually, this option is SET by default in the Konqueror, and I was finding it irritating and thus I looked up and found the option to get rid of it!
 
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Actually, this option is SET by default in the Konqueror, and I was finding it irritating and thus I looked up and found the option to get rid of it!
LOL, Well then there you go, two problems solved at once!

And I noticed you are on your slackware machine - I haven't seen you use it yet, so that's why I called you out...

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And I noticed you are on your slackware machine - I haven't seen you use it yet
Some of my virtual friend(s) here at LQ are Slackware fanatics, I got inspired by them, the Slackware community is extremely friendly, polite and encouraging and I was pushed into Slackware and I am not repenting now.
 
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Yeah I still need to install slackware on my one desktop....

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