[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#677725: Bug#677725: thunar: deleting files on removable media uses a trash with no command to empty it

Yann Dirson ydirson at free.fr
Sat Jun 16 14:30:19 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 04:03:45PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam., 2012-06-16 at 15:35 +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > Package: thunar
> > Version: 1.2.3-3
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > Managing files on removable media is quite awkward: when files are
> > deleted from thunar, they are just moved to a .Trash-$UID at the root
> > of the media, similarly to what's done in the user's home dir.  But in
> > this case, there is no per-removable trash icon to see what's trashed
> > and purge it.  There is no "empty removable media's trash" command in
> > context menu either.
> > 
> > Heavy user of Thunar, have to use a workaround, like using
> > cut-and-paste to their home/desktop/whatever, and use "delete file"
> > from there - quite awkward, really :}
> > 
> Just empty the trash?

"Empty the trash" from the trash's context menu only empties the trash
located in the user's homedir, not any of the trashes on removable
media - at least, not the in which Thunar moves deleted stuff on
removable media...

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