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Delete matching files in two Finder folders
Authored by: juanfal on Sep 15, '05 05:13:20AM

Finder can't undo everything it does! The "Undo" name of the Finder under Edit menu is a joke of Apple Engineers.

Imagine yourself translating a File over a mounted volume via a network connection and with only dropping permission (you can write once, never delete). How in the hell Finder could "undo" such action?

Many of the Finder actions are conditioned by the file permissions structure and the disk space available. If you could want to undo a file overwriting, Finder previously ought to hold a copy of the original file (megabytes of gigabytes) to allow such posibility. It did so with the scrapbook mechanism when you copy a huge amount of bytes. Some applications, like Micro$oft's, ask you about keep it before quiting. A reasonable question but also an indication of limits, natural limits in the hardware. Files are going to be bigger and bigger and this problems should arise with the time more frequently.

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