[Samba] recycle bin feature in smb

Christian Storm christian at eye-of-the-storm.de
Thu Aug 29 03:42:00 GMT 2002

Hi Eric,

What version of Samba are U using?

With Samba 2.2.5 i realized the recyle bin this way as documented in the source ( see samba-x.x.x/examples/VFS/recycle )

add these 2 line to the share you want a .recyle-Folder

        vfs object = /usr/local/samba/lib/recycle.so 
        vfs options = /usr/local/samba/lib/recycle.conf

( correct the path if you have installed samba in a different location )

This is the recycle.conf contains

# name of the recycle bin at root level of share for each user
name = .recycle/%U
# mode :
# KEEP_DIRECTORIES = retain directory hierarchy of deleted file,
#                    i.e. recreate all directories in recycle bin
# VERSIONS         = create copies in case of identical file names in recycle bin
# TOUCH            = touch access date of files moved into the recycle bin
# maximum file size to be moved to the recycle bin (0 means any size)
maxsize = 0
# exclude file names with the following extensions:
exclude = *.tmp|*.temp|*.o|*.obj|~$*
# exclude directories:
excludedir = /tmp|/temp|/cache
# Add file extensions of files where no versioning is wanted (i.e. copy # 1...)
# only valid when mode=VERSIONS is set
noversions = *.doc|*.xls|*.ppt

Hope this helps

Chris ;-)

Am Donnerstag, 29. August 2002 12:20 schrieb Eric:
> guys,
> is the "recycle bin = /some/directory" feature still working? does the
> /some/directory hold the deleted files from a share having this line in the
> smb.conf?
> eric
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