Safely remove files from the terminal

alias rrm='/bin/rm -i'; alias rm='trash'
Replace rm, a neat shortcut, with a less permanent method of removal. Note may require you to install the trash client; "sudo apt-get -y install trash-cli"
Sample Output
[email protected](~/tmp)# touch one two

[email protected](~/tmp)# rm one

[email protected](~/tmp)# rrm two
/bin/rm: remove regular empty file `two'? y

[email protected](~/tmp)# list-trash
2012-08-12 15:57:20 /home/ant/tmp/one

2012-08-12 14:02:24

What Others Think

Or just use rm and restore from backup if needed. You do keep backups, don't you?
eikenberry · 445 weeks and 6 days ago
Unless your backup is nearly continuous, backing up files as you change them, then a trash can can be a very useful item. Unless you like that 12 hour old version of the file you deleted.
kbrill · 445 weeks and 6 days ago
\rm -i does the same thing.
Habitual · 445 weeks and 4 days ago
@habitual huh ? \rm will just ignore the alias
stewiegriffin · 445 weeks and 4 days ago
@eikenberry I do backup, but am a believer of utilizing built-in features where possible
expelledboy · 445 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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