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satsriakal
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Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by satsriakal » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:08 am

Hi to everybody,

(Linux Mint 18)
I verified that I can't create shortcuts for files or folders who includes space characters in the name. What can I do in order to solve this problem?

Besides, when I try to delete files in D: partition of the harddisk, I get the message: Impossible to find trashbin. Therefore I have to permanently delete the file.
Is there anything I can do?

Best regards
Beppe

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by kc1di » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:25 am

I've never had a problem with Thunar in this regard but you may want to try another file manager and see if it still does the same. I like pcmanfm. Good luck.
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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by satsriakal » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:02 pm

I think the problem it's not with Thunar, but with Xfce terminal.
Besides, I verified that I have the same prompt delayed with Xterm and UXterm as well.

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by JerryF » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:20 pm

satsriakal wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:08 am
Hi to everybody,

(Linux Mint 18)
I verified that I can't create shortcuts for files or folders who includes space characters in the name. What can I do in order to solve this problem?

Besides, when I try to delete files in D: partition of the harddisk, I get the message: Impossible to find trashbin. Therefore I have to permanently delete the file.
Is there anything I can do?

Best regards
Beppe
Hmm...when I had 18.3, I didn't have the problem with shortcuts as you do.

When you say the D: partition, which disk is that in Mint terms (sda, sdb, sdc?)

Can you post the result of this command from Terminal (please enclose the result in between [code][/code] tags:

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inxi -Fxz
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by satsriakal » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:29 pm

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by gm10 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:14 pm

satsriakal wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:08 am
Besides, when I try to delete files in D: partition of the harddisk, I get the message: Impossible to find trashbin. Therefore I have to permanently delete the file.
Is there anything I can do?
gm10 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Try this in a terminal window:

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cd /path/to/other/partition/mountpoint/
sudo mkdir -p .Trash-$UID;sudo chown $USER:$USER .Trash-$UID

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by zcot » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:08 am

You can create directories, files, and "shortcuts" with spaces in the name in terminal using either of 2 methods.

either encapsulate the name:

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mkdir "SoM3 N4mE"                                                     (create directory: "SoM3 N4mE")
touch "a file name with spaces"                                        (create file: "a file name with spaces")
ln -s "SoM3 N4mE" Clean-Name                                           (create link "Clean-Name" to "SoM3 N4mE")
or "escape" the space character(using backslash):

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mkdir names\ are\ c**l                                                (create directory: "names are c**l")
touch A\ File\ with-spaces                                             (create file: "A File with-spaces")
ln -s A\ File\ with-spaces O\ M\ G\ -\ inameit                       (create link "O M G - inameit" to "A File with-spaces")
or even mix it:

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ln -s "A File with-spaces" O\ M\ G\ -\ inameit
not sure if that's what the issue was.

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Re: Shortcuts and trashbin

Post by ricardogroetaers » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:58 pm

satsriakal wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:08 am
(Linux Mint 18)
I verified that I can't create shortcuts for files or folders who includes space characters in the name. What can I do in order to solve this problem?
The terminal is a bit problematic with blank characters in the name of folders and files.
The representation of the blank characters varies according to the language and locality.
It is recommended to create the "shortcuts" through the graphical interface.

For "shortcuts" for programs, use "create launcher" (left figure).
For "shortcuts" for folders and files, use "create link to url" (right figure).
https://i.imgur.com/P4ixNEu.png

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