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Re: [suse-security] Dot Snapshot
  • From: JW <jw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 21:34:30 -0600
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This would have been beter placed on the suse-linux-e list, I belive.

Anyway, I use this script which I named ""

/bin/mkdir -p ~/trashbin
/bin/mv "$@"" ~/trashbin/

It could probably be easily modified to get the cwd and stuff the file in $cwd/.trash instead of ~/trashbin.

then if you _really_ want to be safe you can stick this alias in ~/.alias:

alias rm='/usr/local/bin/'

Users could still us rm by calling it directly: /bin/rm

And to empty the trashcan:

suse3:~ > cat /usr/local/bin/
/bin/rm -rf ~/trashbin/*

You could maybe make "purge" a script that got your UID (sounds like an awk job), then used your UID with 'find' to find everything you owned inside any folder named .trashbin and /bin/rm it.

Sounds fun, maybe I'll hack on it later. If someone else beats me to it please post the results to suse-linux-e.


At 05:49 AM 12/5/2001 -0900, you wrote:
>Have a user contemplating replacing his Netware server with
>Suse 7.3. One thing he really likes about netware is the "Salvage"
>ability which will recover deleted files up until the owner/deleter
>issues the purge command or the server runs out of least reciently
>used disk space.
>(He's well aware of the security aspects of this, they don't have
>secret data, just expensive to recreate data).
>Is there some package on Suse that provides the equivelent of
>the .snapshot directory on netapp boxes?
>Any other way to achieve similar capabilities?
>John Andersen / Juneau Alaska
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Jonathan Wilson
System Administrator

Cedar Creek Software
Central Texas IT

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