[xubuntu-users] confirmation dialog when delete files from gui (thunar/nautilus)

fred roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Thu May 25 16:04:25 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:37 AM, Gustavo Sansone <gsansone at eumus.edu.uy>

> hi all,
> I'd like to know if it's possible to activate (from gui or config files) a
> confirmation dialog when deleting files from a file manager (I have thunar
> and nautilus installed).
> I tried all preferences dialogs in both managers but can't find any option
> to ask user before delete.
> I think is an important feature to improve usability in some cases.
> thanks in advance.
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Hi Gustavo,
 I have Thunar.  The move to trash option does not prompt but is
unnecessary IMO as you can retrieve it from the bin.  The Delete option,
which will permanently remove, does confirm the deletion.  Command line has
an option to prompt before removal:

rm -i or rm -I

from cli:
man rm

in the cli option you can script or create an alias to make this automatic
with say 'rc' for remove and confirm.  Here is a handy howto for aliases:

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