Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 993328
Empty Trash and Purge Temporary Files do not work
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:35:49 EST
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
This might be fixed in gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5, can you test again?
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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