Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 16:00 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:
> The one thing that scares me about this is the possibility of filling up
> the hard drive with files a user can't see.  I decide I hate everything
> I've been writing and delete my ~/Documents folder, which is actually a
> symlink to ~/.Documents, though I don't know that.  The link is deleted,
> but the dot directory is still there, eating up drive space with files I
> thought I'd deleted.
> Of course, it's not an insurmountable problem.  Some special-casing of
> deletion in Nautilus would do the trick.  But it's something we should
> keep in mind if we go this route.

Is it even that much of a problem? Probably the only users who are going
to delete Documents/Pictures/Downloads are the ones who never use them
anyway, so there won't be a lot of big files remaining hidden. And, as
always, disk space is cheap.


Peter Williams                          peter newton cx

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