[samba] recycle not working as I expected

Philip Washington phwashington at comcast.net
Fri Sep 30 20:32:43 GMT 2005

Jim Shanks wrote:

>>I have the following in my configuration file and recycle is working for
>>the share but
>>  - versions is working as I expected
>> - touch does not seem to be changing the time on the files to show me
>>when they were deleted
>> - keeptree does not work when there are multiple users within a share and
>>prevents the recycle from working in some cases.
>>---- if user1 deletes a file everything works fine.  If user2 deletes
>>something along the same tree the permissions prevent the creation of the
>>file in the recycle.  So I've turned off keeptree
>>- exclude does not seem to be working. I have tried the syntax below along
>>     recycle:exclude = /*.tmp/*.temp/   similar to what is used in veto
>>samba 3.0.10
>>Any help appreciated.
>> vfs object = recycle
>>                recycle:versions = yes
>>                recycle:touch = yes
>>                recycle:keeptree = no
>>                recycle:exclude = *.tmp|*.temp
>This has been working for me for quite some time now:
>        comment = Lake Region 911 Group Folder
>        path = /data/e911home
>        read only = No
>        create mask = 0776
>        directory mask = 0775
>        vfs objects = recycle
>        recycle:repository = Recycle Bin/%U
>        recycle:keeptree = Yes
>        recycle:touch = Yes
>        recycle:versions = Yes
>        recycle:maxsize = 0
>        recycle:exclude = *.tmp *.TMP *.bak *.BAK
>        recycle:exclude_dir = /tmp '/Recycle Bin' /temp /TMP /TEMP
>        recycle:noversions = *.doc *.DOC *.xls *.XLS *.sxw *.sxc *.bkf
>You will have to manually create the "Recycle Bin" folder (directory) at
>the root of each share, but not the individual user folder.  Samba creates
>a separate (username) folder for each user.  If I had it to do over again,
>I wouldn't put the space in the "Recycle Bin" folder name . . . it has
>caused me to have to do alot of complicated scripting to purge the files
>automatically.  But . . . live and learn. :)
Thanks for the example.  Now I have confirmation on how it works and 
have gone back to my setup and found that touch is working correctly.  
Need to use "ls -l --time=atime".  I also found that comma delimited 
works for the exclude files along with space delimited.

Thanks again.

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