kill .Trash

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Fri Jun 1 20:27:48 UTC 2007

--On Friday, June 01, 2007 21:32:55 +0200 deeptech71 at wrote:

> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On Friday, June 01, 2007 17:04:16 +0200 deeptech71 at wrote:
>>> Does anyone know how to DISABLE the Trash thing in KDE? I'm not a
>>> newbie, and I am decisive about deleting files. I don't need an
>>> annoying 'you can never be sure' functionality. rm -r for life!
>>> // i've seen hacks like chmod 000 .trash, not my choice
>>> _______________________________________________
>> KDE Control Center/File Manager/Behavior/Ask Confirmation For - uncheck
>> Delete
> That's just a confirmation. I prefer to press DEL, then ENTER to delete a
> file, SHIFT+DEL isn't so good. Disabling a confirmation does not disable
> the Trash thing. You accidentally forget to press SHIFT with DEL, and KDE
> starts moving a 12GB file from one partition to my home partition (oh and
> it has a 1G capacity). The hack disables writing to the Trash.
> How to disable the Move to Trash capability?

That seems a bit different question than your original one.

KDE Control Center/File Manager/Behavior/Show 'Delete' context entries 
which bypass the trashcan?

rm .trash; ln -s /dev/null .trash?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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