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    Default Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    Hello

    I'm running Leap 42.2. When I'm deleting files on a USB stick, in Dolphin, they actually get moved to the hdd, in ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ .
    Under suse 13.2 the files were moved to the USB stick's own trash, callet .Trash-1000.

    I would like to delete the files on the stick without moving them to the hdd. Is it possible to configure this for dolphin?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    With Dolphin open, left click on the "Control" drop-down menu and then on "Configure Dolphin".
    Left click on "Services".
    Scroll down the list and find "Delete". Check its box.
    Left click on the "Ok" button. This will close the configuration window.
    Now, if you right click on anything in Dolphin, you will have a new entry: "Delete". This will now bypass the trash bin, effectively erasing the file/folder forever.
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    Default Re: Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    Thank you, kerijan.

    I need another solution though, because I would like to keep the functionality of the wastebin/trash folder and use the Delete key on the keyboard.

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    Default Re: Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    On Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:26:02 AM CDT, vasco polo wrote:

    Hello

    I'm running Leap 42.2. When I'm deleting files on a USB stick, in
    Dolphin, they actually get moved to the hdd, in
    ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ .
    Under suse 13.2 the files were moved to the USB stick's own trash,
    callet .Trash-1000.

    I would like to delete the files on the stick without moving them to the
    hdd. Is it possible to configure this for dolphin?

    Thank you.


    Hi
    Not sure for Dolphin, but in Nautilus if you hold the shift key down
    when deleting files they are not moved to the trash can but deleted...

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    Default Re: Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Not sure for Dolphin, but in Nautilus if you hold the shift key down
    when deleting files they are not moved to the trash can but deleted...

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    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE Leap 42.1|GNOME 3.16.2|4.1.38-50-default
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    Thanks Malcolm

    I see it works in Dolphin too. I guess the solution is to use that for the files on the USB and keep the trash for the ones on the hdd.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Deleting files from USB stick - Dolphin wastebin configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Not sure for Dolphin, but in Nautilus if you hold the shift key down
    when deleting files they are not moved to the trash can but deleted...

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE Leap 42.1|GNOME 3.16.2|4.1.38-50-default
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    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!
    Indeed. I can confirm in Dolphin, Shift-Delete is a permanent delete with no trash can, have done it that way for years.
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