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Old 08-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Avoid .trash Folder on each partition

I tried btrfs on my system and therefor installed btrfs on a new logical volume (setting is: ubuntu 14.04, luks device, on top of that a lvm with three logical volumes (third one formated with btrfs). On the btrfs I created two subvolumes.
Works (boots, mounts,...) fine so far. My only problem is, that Linux creates a new .trash Folder on my LV3 / LV with btrfs (normal procedure for any partition). Is it possible to integrate that .trash-Folder in my standard user/.local/Share/Trash-Folder?
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Both yes... and no.

Most of the uses of the .trash directory is there to allow the various GUI applications to just do a "mv" of the file to the .trash directory without needing to COPY the file.

Not having looked at how the various file managers implement the trash handling, they could get screwed trying anything else. BUT, if they use the mv command to actually implement the move (or implement the equivalent), then replacing the .trash directory with a symbolic link to the one you want the stuff to show up in would work. You DO need to realize that when mv moves between filesystems it will do a "copy" followed by a delete. And that copy means that the target filesystem must have enough room for the file.

The reason for the muliple .trash directories is that a mv within the filesystem doesn't need to copy. Thus it is quite fast in action. And things can get really sticky when you move a directory to trash...


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