safely delete

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at
Wed Jan 10 20:14:32 UTC 2007

Bram Kuijper wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know this is a beginner question, but is there any equivalent to
> the rm command so that files are not getting deleted, but just moved
> to a thrash can?
> Searching for it in Google helped me find a number of shell scripts
> more or less achieving this, but I wonder if there is any package
> that does the same?

The trashcan is just another directory. No need for a fancy shell script
I'd think, just replace 'rm' with 'mv' on the command line and append
the destination. Something like 'mv <files> ~/.Trash' should suffice.

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