.Trash collection doesn't work

Frode Petersen fropeter at online.no
Mon Oct 13 22:41:14 UTC 2008


Hi. I have moved all my work files to a separate partition; here's an 
excerpt from my /etc/fstab:

/dev/VGsdb/LVhome      /home           ext3  defaults,noatime  1 2
/dev/VGsdb/LVhomeWork  /home/homeWork  ext3  defaults,noatime  1 2

I have a directory inside /home/homeWork for each user (the same name 
and access as the corresponding directory in /home) under which each 
user can have a work directory if desired, that can be linked back into 
that user's home directory, or elsewhere. This arrangement is made so 
that I can have access to my work files in whichever OS I'm running at 
the moment, while keeping the config files separate for each OS.

This seems to work fine, except for the trash collection of deleted 
files. If I create a file in the /home/<USER>/ directory and then delete 
it, it goes to .Trash in the users home. If I delete a file in a linked 
in a directory, it can't be moved to .Trash, but I get the option to 
delete it completely. (This is, btw, in Gnome.)

Is there a way to fix this, preferably with a separate .Trash under the 
/home/homeWork tree?
Perhaps you see other snags floating my way..?

I've tried to google for an answer, but this isn't exactly standard 
procedure...


Frode Petersen




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