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Secure deletion and trash bin support

Secure deletion and trash bin support

Posted Dec 9, 2006 7:59 UTC (Sat) by (guest, #5376)
Parent article: Secure deletion and trash bin support

In my opinion there is no need for a Trash system within the kernel. Look at Mac OS X, their Finder
application handles the Trash, not the kernel. If you do "rm", your file is deleted. People who work
on that level don't want a Trash.

The idea of secure deletion feature I like. But this should be handled by the filesystems or the VFS,
not send back to userspace by putting it in the trash. If userspace has to handle it anyway, it does
not need the trash to blank a file before deletion.

But it is again Mac OS X which can teach us a lesson: Look at their idea of "Timemaschine".
Something like this is way more useful than a dot-root-trash sitting somewhere.

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