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I have items on my trash (I know they are there, and they're indeed shown in ./.local/share/Trash), but when I open the trash, it doesn't list anything (0 elements), although there still is a button 'empty trash'.
I don't want to delete these files. I would just like to know why they are not listed in the trash that opens with the file explorer.
And by the way, I just noticed something else. When my mouse hovers over the trash icon, it says there are 37 elements in the trash, yet when I click on the icon, nothing is listed in the explorer, and it says 0 elements in the bottom.
yes it might be a permission issue, this account has some restrictions. But which restriction would forbid to access the current user's own trash, specially if it is still accessible in its real location ?
ls -ld .local/share/Trash/ returns
drwx ------ fezziks fezziks .local/share/Trash/
ls -l .local/share/Trash/ returns
drwx------ fezziks fezziks expunged
drwx------ fezziks fezziks files
drwx------ fezziks fezziks info
ls -l .local/share/Trash/expunged/ is empty
ls -l .local/share/Trash/files/ returns all the files I expect to be in the trash (around 40).
ls -l .local/share/Trash/info/ gives the same files as above with a .info extension.
jdkaye, yes I have tried, it doesn't show up in the shortcut of the bottom right corner, but it is in the ~/.local/share/Trash
Wim, the current user (me) is the owner of the file, and the group is composed of only one person (me).
OK, at a loss here. Assuming that the permissions are as I showed in my first reply, the only thing I can think of is that you deleted hidden files which will be hidden in the trash as well; but it is a bit far fetched, I think.
Sorry for not being able to help further; I hate to admit defeat. You can consider to ask the question on launchpad or file a bug report there.