The samba recycle bin clarified

Sean E. Millichamp sean at
Fri Jun 18 12:45:24 GMT 1999

On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Jonathan Kelly wrote:

> > Unless I am wrong, the "Recycle Bin" works only on LOCAL drives.
> Alas it does. But users don't know that and shouldn't be expected to
> understand the subtleties of operating systems, that's our job. In their
> world, when they use Windows or MacOS, a trashcan exists and should exist on
> servers as well.

Yes, I feel I have to chime in here.  I have had one user who was used to
using their Recycle Bin as a temporary holding spot for documents on
standalone machines, if you can believe that.  They were quite upset when
they got to the network I was servicing and found out all their network
stuff was not coming out in the Recycle Bin after being deleted.
Sometimes I hate users :).  I agree, users have come to expect to be able
to undelete things and that should be a functionality that we can provide
if needed.

I have no clue on how to best implement it in Samba though :)


 Sean E. Millichamp, Consultant
 Ingematics - A Division of Compu-Aid, Inc.

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