A few weeks ago, in TuxRadar podcast season 2 episode 8, we bemoaned the inconsistent naming of the trash applet in Ubuntu. We're never ones to duck away from controversy, and a few commenters got pretty riled up about our remarks. Well, that was a walk in the park. Linux Mint 9 is another step ahead.
Click the main menu in Mint 9 and you see this:
OK, so it's called the Rubbish Bin here. Righty dokey, matey blokey. Let's click it.
LOLWUT.JPG? It now says Wastebasket at the top of the window, and Deleted Items down the left hand side. Here we have three distinct names in place for the same facility of the operating system. This is not good for newbies.
And then, it turns out, it's not good for decade-long Linux geeks like me either. Try to actually find where these Rubbish Bin / Wastebasket / Deleted Items files are actually stored. Go on, whip out the find(1) command and locate them.
But of course, even this doesn't follow any of the three other names in use. The directory is called Trash:
So that's four names being used for exactly the same thing. Somewhere a kitten is crying because of this.