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Delete files without emptying the Trash
Authored by: fferitt25 on Jul 18, '13 12:50:17PM

Why would you store files inside of the Trash anyway ?

I have had clients through the years for whatever reason actually store files in the Trash (as if it were any other Folder. I have never understood this behavior.

I even asked a few of them if they would store potenially important phyical documents in their actual trach can next to their desk - they usually say No. Bu they still neve got the connection to the anaolgy.

I never have figured out that mentality.

I don't use an extra folder - I have the confirmation dialog turned OFF - typically I have redundant copies of something important and if it goes into the trash folder - it's gone.

People already have the extra step built in where they actually have to run the delete command - whether form the keyboard or the menus or the terminal or automator or some 3rd party software. Prior to that you can always open the trash folder up and look into it.

Aside from the script - I wonder if there would be a way to turn the Trash Folder itself into a watch folder - to force a delete function as soon as you send the command ? No need for it having an extra step.



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