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    Default Make it so .Trash is not made on external flash devices?

    One thing that has been bugging me lately is how a .Trash folder is made on my flash usb drive and my microsd card. I can do dolphin > settings > configure dolphin > trash but it doesn't give me the option to not make the .Trash folder at all. The most I can do is set it to store 1% of garbage. It looks like I can shift+del to bypass the trash but that isn't a very clean solution and vulnerable to forgetfulness.

    Edit: Looks like it was 0.001% and not 1%. Any way to set external devices to have that amount as the default?

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    Default Re: Make it so .Trash is not made on external flash devices?

    I use gnome commander which seems to delete files from my flash drives without using a .trash folder, freeing up space.
    That was my solution. Perhaps someone will chime in with something better.
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    Default Re: Make it so .Trash is not made on external flash devices?

    cheese whiz0 wrote:
    >
    > One thing that has been bugging me lately is how a .Trash folder is made
    > on my flash usb drive and my microsd card. I can do dolphin> settings>
    > configure dolphin> trash but it doesn't give me the option to not make
    > the .Trash folder at all. The most I can do is set it to store 1% of
    > garbage. It looks like I can shift+del to bypass the trash but that
    > isn't a very clean solution and vulnerable to forgetfulness.
    >
    > Edit: Looks like it was 0.001% and not 1%. Any way to set external
    > devices to have that amount as the default?
    >
    >


    This does not answer exactly your question, but in case making the
    emptying process automagic I have a solution I've been using.

    I like it when accidental removals can be reversed but still I don't
    need to worry about trash filling up:

    http://waxborg.servepics.com/opensus...matic-trashcan

    Vahis
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    Default Re: Make it so .Trash is not made on external flash devices?

    On 02/10/2012 04:26 AM, cheese whiz0 wrote:
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    > One thing that has been bugging me lately is how a .Trash folder is made
    > on my flash usb drive and my microsd card.


    you can thank the kde/gnome programmers and users who believe that if
    Windows and/or Apple has it, it _must_ be good, and should be difficult
    to impossible to _not_ have or use..

    i agree, no one who is careful really needs a file deletion safety net! ;-)

    so, if you don't want to use the trash--just open Midnight Commander or
    any other file manager which allows direct delete...or, you can always
    use the uber-kewl command line rm..

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    Default Re: Make it so .Trash is not made on external flash devices?

    On 2012-02-10 13:43, DenverD wrote:
    > On 02/10/2012 04:26 AM, cheese whiz0 wrote:


    > i agree, no one who is careful really needs a file deletion safety net! ;-)


    It is indeed a nuisance. I use flash devices to transport files between
    computers, the files are stored in HD. I do not need a trash for flash
    devices. If I use Nautilus to delete files there, then I have to remember
    to then use mc to delete the trash.

    I have an idea: change the attributes of that directory so that not even
    root can write there.

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