Bug 993328 - Empty Trash and Purge Temporary Files do not work
Empty Trash and Purge Temporary Files do not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
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Reported: 2013-08-05 15:42 EDT by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:35 EST (History)
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Description Christopher Beland 2013-08-05 15:42:48 EDT
I did the following:
* Start gnome-control-center
* Go to Privacy
* Go to Purge Trash and Temporary Files
* Click Empty Trash
* Click Purge Temporary Files
* Go to Trash icon on desktop
* See that there are still files in trash when they should have just been emptied
* "ls /tmp" and see that there are still files there even though they should have just been purged.
* "find ~/.cache" and see that there are still files there even though they should have just been purged.

I wouldn't expect the settings in the pop-up box to matter, but they were set to:
* Automatically Empty Trash: Off
* Automatically Purge Temporary Files: Off
* Purge After: 30 days

Comment 1 Rui Matos 2013-09-11 09:32:47 EDT
This might be fixed in gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5, can you test again?
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2014-07-27 15:47:47 EDT
With control-center-3.8.5-2.fc19.x86_64, the trash is correctly emptied.  I still see files in /tmp (which might be legitmate) and files in ~/.cache/ which belong to Evolution, Firefox, etc.  Not sure what the scope of "Purge Temporary Files" is intended to be, but maybe that should be made more clear if it's not supposed to get everything.
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