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+++ b/system/rmw/README.Slackware
@@ -3,8 +3,10 @@ utility. Optionally, it can ReMove files to Desktop trash, restore files,
list files to be selected for restore, and purge (permanently delete)
files that were trashed x number of days ago.
+Web site:
After rmw is installed, create the user configuration directory by typing
-'rmw' and hitting enter. It's recommended to copy /etc/rmwrc (or
+'rmw' and hitting enter. Afterward, it's recommended to copy /etc/rmwrc (or
/usr/local/etc/rmwrc) to $HOME/.config/rmw and then rename it to 'config':
'cd ~/.config/rmw'
@@ -13,14 +15,13 @@ After rmw is installed, create the user configuration directory by typing
Then edit the file to suit your needs.
-A generic configuration file looks like this:
+At some point, rmw will automatically create a 'lastpurge' and 'lastrmw'
+in that same directory.
-WASTE = $HOME/.trash.rmw
-#WASTE = $HOME/.local/share/Trash
-purge_after = 90
+== Configuration File ==
+Documentation explaining the configuration can be found in 'rmwrc', and
+extra examples in 'rmwrc_config_example'.
Waste folders will be created automatically. (e.g. if '$HOME/trash.rmw'
is listed in the config file, these 3 directories will be created:
@@ -28,13 +29,8 @@ $HOME/trash.rmw
-If you'd like rmw to be tied in to your existing Desktop Trash, uncomment
-'#WASTE = $HOME/.local/share/Trash'
-What will happen is when files get rmw'ed, you'll see them in your Desktop
-Trash, and rmw will check your Trash to see if it's time to purge any files.
== Purging ==
If purging is 'on', rmw will permanently delete files from the folders
specified in the configuration file after 'x' number of days. Purging
can be disabled by using 'purgeDays = 0' in configuration file. rmw will
@@ -61,26 +57,22 @@ While -z can restore files at the command line, you have to specify
the full path (wildcards ok).
Example: rmw -z ~/.trash.rmw/files/*.iso
-In the future, it's planned to eliminate the need to specify the path. rmw
-will automatically look in all the Waste directories.
+The other way is be in the WASTE/files/ folder; then using only
+the basename will work.
== Protected directories ==
-Presently, if a protected directory is accidently rmw'ed from the command
-line, rmw will prevent sending the directory to the trash, however, files
-within protected directories can still be rmw'ed.
-rmw /home/andy (nothing would happen)
-rmw /home/andy/* (files would get rmw'ed)
+if 'PROTECT = /home/andy' is specified in the config file, /home/andy, and
+all dirs and files beneath it will be "protected". This warning will show
-== Help, Support, and Discussion ==
+"File is in protected directory: <filename/dir>"
-Web site:
+And it will not get rmw'ed
+WASTE folders and the rmw configuration/data directory are protected by
+default (there is no need to add a 'PROTECT =' line for them.
-IRC: Quakenet IRC network - #rmw
-Mailing list (new releases):
+This file was last updated 2016-09-03