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Trash Can and all associated versions, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 Justin Francis
GPL (GNU General Public License)
1) Download the tar ball into the directory of your choice
gunzip trashcan-<version>.tar.gz <enter>
tar -Pxpf trashcan-<version>.tar <enter>
(if you experience problems with this
step, you may have an older version
of tar. Try 'tar -Pxf' instead)
cd trashcan-<version> <enter>
3) Then run trash_install by typing "./trash_install" (without
Trash Can is a command line recycle bin for Linux/*NIX based systems.
ksh, bash or zsh is needed to operate.
1) rm or throw - file removal
2) trestore - file restoration (original path)
3) delete - permanent deletion of a single file from trash can
4) purge - automatic purging of trash over X number of days old
5) empty - completely empty trash can
6) tkeep - set number of days to keep trash
7) tmax - configure trash can storage capacity
8) prm - Permanent removal of files following this command
9) trash - displays Trash Can disk usage, trash commands, and
unique files in trash sorted by name
- Trash is compressed to take up less room.
- restore & delete both display a list of files to choose from.
- Automatic permanent deletion of 'core' & 'dead.letter' files
- Paging is enabled for long trash list.
- Entire directories can be removed and restored/deleted.
- Prompts user if restoring over and existing file, etc...
- Warns you in varying degrees (soft & hard) as your trash can
nears maximum storage capacity.
- Install script is included for easy installation.
It now has the ability to create users on the fly.
- Notifies you of files about to be deleted.
- Un-Install script is now included for ease of un-installation.
It can now handle multiple users: uninstall for a single user,
selected users, or all users.
- Link deletion/restoration.
Future Release Plans:
- Test ability of trash can to restore removed BLOCK, FIFO, DOOR,
CHARACTER SPECIAL and SOCKET file types.
- Add more administration handling for install/uninstall process.
- Translate trashcan into Perl.
Projected release date: April 2003 (time permitting)
Trash Can comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY