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Posted By: jacadcaps. on 2016/12/30 9:35:43
Trashcan for MorphOS ReleasedThe first release of TrashFileSystem is now available!


  • Can trash files and directories on any writable volume
  • Collects all trashed files/dirs into a virtual Trashcan volume
  • Files in Trashcan: are read-only. Directories can only be restored (no read access)
  • Has 2 virtual disk.infos for empty/full state - the only file that can be written
  • Supports removable volumes

Ambient integration:
  • Trashcan icon on desktop - can be emptied with the context menu, supports dropping files
  • Regular listers/icon views - files can be trashed with a hotkey or context menu
  • Lister/icon view inside Trashcan - files can be restored to their original location

Posted By: ASiegel. on 2015/8/3 20:05:03

Update: The project has been successfully funded.

This project aims to add a virtual "Trashcan" to the Ambient desktop environment that behaves similarly to the well-known recycle bin in Windows or trashcan in MacOS.

The specific goals are as follows:

  1. Add Trash functionality alongside Delete to Ambient's menus, etc (or make delete take an optional parameter controlling what happens with the file)
  2. The same functionality would be exposed to applications via the wblib
  3. The Trashcan functionality would create a .trash (or so) directory on each volume when moving files to trash. That means any (writable and local) volume would support the trashcan functionality, no matter what filesystem the volume is formatted with. No files would ever be copied between volumes.
  4. All trashed files would be viewable in a single place, in a virtual Trashcan folder showing trashed files from all mounted volumes.
  5. Files could be automatically restored to their original locations.

Point 1 implies this will be entirely optional and likely disabled by default.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)