class core.gui.deletion_options.DeletionOptions

Present the user with deletion options before proceeding.

When the user activates “Send to trash”, we present him with a couple of options that changes the behavior of that deletion operation.


Prompt the user with a modal dialog offering our deletion options.

Parameters:mark_count (int) – Number of dupes marked for deletion.
Return type:bool
Returns:Whether the user accepted the dialog (we cancel deletion if false).

Returns whether our platform supports symlinks.

direct = None

Delete dupes directly and don’t send to trash. bool. get/set

Replace deleted dupes with symlinks (or hardlinks) to the dupe group reference.

bool. get/set

Whether the link is a symlink or hardlink is decided by use_hardlinks.

Whether symlinks or hardlinks are used when doing link_deleted. bool. get/set

class core.gui.deletion_options.DeletionOptionsView

Expected interface for DeletionOptions’s view.

Not actually used in the code. For documentation purposes only.

Our view presents the user with an appropriate way (probably a mix of checkboxes and radio buttons) to set the different flags in DeletionOptions. Note that DeletionOptions.use_hardlinks is only relevant if DeletionOptions.link_deleted is true. This is why we toggle the “enabled” state of that flag.

We expect the view to set DeletionOptions.link_deleted immediately as the user changes its value because it will toggle set_hardlink_option_enabled()

Other than the flags, there’s also a prompt message which has a dynamic content, defined by update_msg().

Enable or disable the widget controlling DeletionOptions.use_hardlinks.


Show the dialog in a modal fashion.

Returns whether the dialog was “accepted” (the user pressed OK).

update_msg(msg: str)

Update the dialog’s prompt with str.