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steve at ducksfeet.com
Mon Jun 21 02:20:23 GMT 1999
>Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:45:24 -0400 (EDT)
>From: "Sean E. Millichamp" <sean at compu-aid.com>
>To: Jonathan Kelly <j.kelly at julien.ca>
>Subject: Re: The samba recycle bin clarified
>Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9906180840490.20382-100000 at keymaster.compu-aid.com>
>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
>I have no clue on how to best implement it in Samba though :)
> Sean E. Millichamp, Consultant
> Ingematics - A Division of Compu-Aid, Inc.
I believe Windows uses a file list which indexes the files AND folders in
the recycle bin for each drive.
It would seem this scheme is relatively simple and could be implemented
databases for fast access.
Question -- It SEEMS that shares on Win9x machines use the share's local
recycle bin if deleted remotely (i.e., two WinX machines sharing files.) Is
this true? (I can't test it -- I'm on a plane right now)
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