Secure deletion and trash bin support
Posted Dec 7, 2006 14:24 UTC (Thu) by Robin.Hill
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Yes, the undeletable attribute means that the file can be undeleted. This is separate from the secure deletion attribute which means the file should be totally erased (and therefore not undeletable).
The initial step in this proposal is the same for both attributes - the file is moved to a trash directory. The user process will then check these files and, for those with the secure deletion flag set, erase them. Those with the undeletable attribute set will just be left in the trash directory (presumably trying to set both attributes will produce an error somewhere!).
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