Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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RE: Not hard to fix
by Invincible Cow on Wed 30th Apr 2008 20:13 UTC in reply to "Not hard to fix"
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2006-06-24

Ah! The UNIX solution. Which essentially means I'll lose my file dates (which is not a problem, but let's make it one ;) ) OR I can't trash both net_programming.txt and .net_programming.txt without errors.

As is standard for UNIX solutions, it does not even solve the original problem, as rm still can't delete the files that were owned by root, and I can't touch them if they're owned by root either.

And of course there's "simple" ways around it, but come on, it's 2006!

No, it's actually 2008. I don't want to write a shell script to get my trash can working!

Edited 2008-04-30 20:15 UTC

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