According to Arthur Barstow of The Open Group (I understand they are the
owners/developers of CDE) as posted on comp.unix.solaris:
"The defect is that the message in the Confirmation Dialog is incorrect. The
trash should not be deleted during logout. [The trash is not deleted because
concurrent sessions share the trash directory and the process managing the
logout doesn't know if the user is running concurrent sessions.]
The message has been fixed in the Open Group's 2.1 version of CDE."
I guess the documentation will be fixed also.
Thanks to the following for their responses.
Marc S. Gibian
We are running CDE ver 1.0.2 under Solaris 2.5 on a variety of platforms (IPX,
> IPC, Sparc 10s, Ultras) and are having problems automatically shredding files
> dtfile's 'trashcan'.
> Per the CDE User's Guide and the 'Logout Confirmation' dialogue box, items in
> the 'Trashcan' should be shredded automatically upon user logout.
> What we are finding is:
> If a user has 'Logout Confirmation' disabled, files are never shredded
> If a user has 'Logout Confirmation' enabled, sometimes files are shredded
> automatically upon logout, sometimes they aren't. This is independent of the
> workstation type.
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