[clug] Strange thing with Samba/VFS module

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Thu Sep 9 04:04:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 01:01:19PM +1000, Brendan Henderson wrote:

> I have a working smb configuration and have just added the VFS 'recycle'
> module/options to interrupt users deleting files and move them to a .deleted
> directory in the particular share. However, in 1 share called [documents]
> whenever I "create a new file" (OpenOffice.org files in this case) a copy of
> this file is also entered into the .deleted folder under the new file owners
> user name. Details below:-

OpenOffice is probably deleting the old copy of the file before saving
the new one or something like that.  The recycle VFS module is pretty
stupid and saves every file that is deleted.  It can't realise that 
some delete operations are on temporary files like the situation you

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