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Re: [OT]Delete/Undelete modified working copy

From: Roel Harbers <roel_at_roelharbers.nl>
Date: 2004-05-28 17:12:41 CEST

Jan Hendrik wrote:

> Concerning Re: Delete/Undelete modified workin
> Jeremy Pereira wrote on 28 May 2004, 12:34, at least in part:
>>I can't figure out why you find recycle bin management a problem. To
>>empty it, right click and select "empty" from the context menu. How
>>hard is that? It has a setting so that it will only use a certain
>>percentage of the drive (default 10%). I have never, worried about
> It's hard enough to have to minimize or close all apps to get to the
> desktop for the bin.

[Windows key]-M

>In the filemanager it's pretty useless with
> names like [X-123-DSA-etc...] (W2K SP2). One has to guess and
> review everything in a file viewer to find the right stuff.

Try the "Recycled" dir, or the "Recycle Bin" at the bottom, not the
hidden RECYCLER directory (which is basically the "backend" for the
Recycle bin)

>> Stuff goes in the bin and then goes away automatically when the
>> newer
>>stuff in it equals 10% of the drive.
> ?? You're joking, aren't you? Haven't seen much of automatically,
> at least not when it was introduced in W95 - Can't delete 'cause
> the bin is full or so ...

1995 is *9* years ago. In 2k and XP, it works.

>>>While there are lots of undelete tools there are none that could
>>>sensibly empty the bin.
>>There is right click on the bin and select empty - sounds extremely
>>sensible to me and also size gets managed automatically, also pretty
> This deletes *anything* in the bin, doesn't it? Can't see anything
> sensible in this. IMHO sensible is that stuff is selected. The either
> all or nothing approach is just like keep all or delete right away
> from the start.

You can just browse the Recycle Bin and delete or restore any files you

I'm not trying to defend the "svn should use the recycle bin" position
(it's a command line tool, it shouldn't use the recycle bin, just like
del doesn't use it), I'm just pointing out some misconceptions about the
recycle bin.


Roel Harbers

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