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Old 04-13-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
floydking
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Question My Trash Can Has Vanished!


Hi!
Yesterday my 'Trashcan' suddenly vanished and I haven't been able to trace it since! Although I'm still able to right click and send things to the 'Trashcan' and I'm also able to go on to 'Konqueror's' main screen to delete stuff completely from there, the 'Trashcan's' presence is no longer on my desktop. I have tried to make a copy from 'Konqueror's' main screen, but there seems to be no way to do this.
A minor problem I know, but I would still be glad to have any ideas please.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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1)Go to ~/Desktop/
2)create file named trash.desktop
3)open this file in a text editor
4)put following code in it:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Link
URL=trash:/
Encoding=UTF-8
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash
Comment=Contains removed files
OnlyShowIn=KDE
5)save and voila!

Remember, you can always access your trash from konqueror if you type trash:/ in the address bar
 
Old 04-13-2006, 07:27 AM   #3
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That's great! Thankyou!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 06:45 AM   #4
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Related query

I have been asked to alias "rm" such that content is sent to the trash can instead of being deleted outright.
So I need to know where trash is kept.
I thought it was simply ~/Desktop/trash, but this directory is empty, while the trashcan contains quite a lot of stuff. I.e. where is the stuff that is inside trash:/

Also, is there any facility to remove files from trash if they exceed a certain age? Alternatively, does anyone have a script I can tie to cron that can do the same?

Oh yes, installed OS is Suse 9.3 - 10.1
 
Old 01-29-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Iuconnu
I have been asked to alias "rm" such that content is sent to the trash can instead of being deleted outright.
So I need to know where trash is kept.
I thought it was simply ~/Desktop/trash, but this directory is empty, while the trashcan contains quite a lot of stuff. I.e. where is the stuff that is inside trash:/

Also, is there any facility to remove files from trash if they exceed a certain age? Alternatively, does anyone have a script I can tie to cron that can do the same?

Oh yes, installed OS is Suse 9.3 - 10.1
your trash should be located at: /home/username/.Trash


edit: oh crap, this is an oooold thread. Sorry, someone sent me a link pointing to this thread. Woops...sorry for digging up old stuff
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeeOfEvil
your trash should be located at: /home/username/.Trash


edit: oh crap, this is an oooold thread. Sorry, someone sent me a link pointing to this thread. Woops...sorry for digging up old stuff
In my opinion that is not a problem since there was an unanswered question in the thread that now has a response.
 
  


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