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Disable recycle bin for rm command
- From: Urban Purkat <urban dot purkat at topit dot si>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:27:45 +0200
- Subject: Disable recycle bin for rm command
I see that the rm command uses the recycle bin to remove files.
On What's new and what changed in Cygwin 1.7 -> File Access related
"unlink(2) and rmdir(2) try very hard to remove files/directories even
if they are currently accessed or locked. This is done by utilizing the
hidden recycle bin directories and marking the files for deletion."
I was testing this functionality on Win2k8 and figured out that rm uses
recycle bin even the recycle bin is disabled for specific partition.
Such behavior does not fit the restrictions I have on my system.
Is there any way to disable this recycle bin functionality so the rm
works like before this change?
It would also be a nice feature that Cygwin respects the Recycle bin
settings in case it is disabled.
I was checking the FAQ and mailing list archives and I could not find
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