OS level Trash Can

torge.husfeldt at gmx.de torge.husfeldt at gmx.de
Mon Feb 24 20:04:56 UTC 2003

Jimmie Houchin <jhouchin at texoma.net> wrote:
> Nevin Pratt wrote:
> > Jimmie Houchin wrote:
> >> Is there a way to place files into the OS Trash/RecycleBin? 
> >  
> > Hmm, isn't the trash bin just another directory on the filesystem?
> > 
> >> Has such a feature been thought of?
> > 
> > Move to, say, "/.trash" (or whatever the name of the trash directory 
> > is)?  Sounds simple enough.
> > 
> > Nevin
> I believe that is the way they are implemented in *nix.
> However I don't know if that is true for Windows or Mac.
> As I browse/search my WinXP PC I can't find a Recycle Bin directory. If 
> it is merely a directory that is browsable/searchable via other means 
Seems you didn't look hard enough.
There is a "RECYCLER" directory in the root of every drive.
Just that that doesn't help because the contents is a 'special file or
and i don't know what to do with it.

> that the Recycle Bin icon, I don't know where it is or what it is 
> called. I did a search for files/folders with 'recycle'. No such beast. :(
> Maybe it is still as simple, but requires some platform specific knowledge.
> Jimmie

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