Samba network recycle bin (fwd)

Toomas Soome tsoome at
Mon Nov 5 01:10:18 GMT 2001

another question -- will it "behave" with windows (explorer) -- I mean
shift + del to skip recycle bin etc....

Tristan Ball wrote:
> YES! :-)
> However to be useful in a larger sites, I'm not sure the code here would be
> acceptable.
> The recycle bin appears to have a flat namespace. This is likely to cause a
> glut of files, and way to many name conflicts.
> I believe the code would have to recreate the original directory structure
> inside the recycle bin, and also rename files when conflicts occur.
> It occurs to me that this is a feature that should essentially work
> regardless of the underlying filesystem (assuming it is a real filesystem).
> As such I'm not quite sure how this would link in as a VFS module. As it
> stands now, there appears to be two ways a VFS module can work, it can
> either perform the operation itself, or it can do a little magic, then call
> the default (like the audit example).
> Can VFS modules be layered in a more general way? A prime example would be
> vfs_audit -> vfs_recycle_bin. As I see it now, this would require me to
> change vfs_audit, which seems wrong, or have the recycle_bin module replace
> the default, which seems strange?
> Am I confused? Am I missing something?
> T.
> At 10:33 AM 11/5/2001, you wrote:
> >What do people think about this?  Do you like the
> >idea of implementing a network trash bin?
> >
> >cheers, jerry
> >
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