Dennis J. Tuchler dennis.tuchler at
Wed Jan 14 00:06:25 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 12:48, edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 13:30, Dennis J. Tuchler wrote:
> > How do I eliminate the trash from the trashcan?  In xffm, looking at the
> > desktop folder, there is a folder (not trash can icon) labeled "trash". 
> > The only trash-related alternative I have as to that folder is "collect
> > trash".  The contents of that folder are huge.
> Several options here. The trashcan is a place where pointers to all
> wastebasket files are stored. The files live in wastebaskets to avoid
> overwriting each other when they have the same name. These are the
> options:

Thanks for your response to my question.  The "trash can" is not shown
on the file manager as a trash can but as a file folder.  When I
right-click on the folder I get no option to delete the trash.  When I
clicked on another trash can and selected the delete all trash, that
folder remained.

dennis tuchler

> 1- Don't-care way: Select delete all trash from trash popup menu.
> 2- Careful way: do not hide wastebaskets. When you have a wastebasket
> with junk, just use the delete button or popup on it. This will
> eliminate wastebasket and all contents. You can also delete individual
> elements from within the wastebasket.
> 3- Methodical way: do not autocollect trash (or select
> uncollect-all-trash from trash popup). Select a directory and choose
> collect trash from popup. This will generate pointers to all wastebasket
> contents for the trash can. Then select delete all trash from trash
> popup menu.
> 4- Difficult way: Click button 2 on each file of trash can contents.
> This will printout information regarding the exact location of the
> wastebasket that contains the file so you can decide whether or not it
> is safe to delete (with delete button).
> > 
> > dj tuchler
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