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Terminal - Commands tagged trash - 5 results
trash-put junkfolder
2014-03-09 00:24:09
User: Sepero
Tags: trash

apt-get install trash-cli

Commandline program that allows you put folders or files in the standard KDE/Unity desktop trash.

trash <file>
2012-11-22 18:05:11
User: bkmeneguello
Tags: bash trash rm

# put into .bashrc

function trash() {

if [ -z "$*" ] ; then

echo "Usage: trash filename"


local TRASH="${HOME}/.local/share/Trash"

if [ ! -d "$TRASH/files" ]; then mkdir -p "$TRASH/files"; fi

if [ ! -d "$TRASH/info" ]; then mkdir -p "$TRASH/info"; fi

local IFS_BKP=$IFS



for FILE in $@ ; do

local BASE=$( basename "$FILE" )


local COUNTER=1

while [ -e "$TRASH/files/$TRASH_NAME" ]; do




local FULL_PATH=$( readlink -f "$FILE" )

local DATE=$( date +%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S )


if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then

echo "[Trash Info]


DeletionDate=$DATE" > "$TRASH/info/$TRASH_NAME.trashinfo"






alias rm='echo "rm is disabled, use trash or /bin/rm instead."'
2012-01-27 03:11:45
User: captaincomic
Functions: alias
Tags: trash rm

To prevent accidental deleting of files you can disable rm with this alias. Then use the trash command from trash-cli instead.

trash <file>
2009-11-25 16:45:15
Tags: trash

Every rm'ed a file you needed? Of course you haven't. But I have. I got sick of it so I created a bash function. Here it is. It'll put trashed files into a $HOME/.Trash/"date" folder according to the date. I have rm aliased to it as well in my bashrc so that I still use the rm command. It'll choke if you attempt to trash a directory if that directory name is already in the Trash. This rarely happens in my case but it's easy enough to add another test and to mv the old dir if necessary.

function trash(){

if [ -z "$*" ] ; then

echo "Usage: trash filename"


DATE=$( date +%F )

[ -d "${HOME}/.Trash/${DATE}" ] || mkdir -p ${HOME}/.Trash/${DATE}

for FILE in $@ ; do

mv "${FILE}" "${HOME}/.Trash/${DATE}"

echo "${FILE} trashed!"




rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*