How can I make the
rm command delete files to the trash by default?
If you use the desktop trash, you can delete a file in it with the
gvfs-trash command. Present in almost all desktops.
apt install gvfs-bin
When deleted, a
.Trash folder is created on the current partition according to the specification .
trash command is more powerful than
apt install trash-cli
Delete a file with a simple
trash command. Other commands
trash-rm (remove file from trash).
trash --help Usage: trash [OPTION]... FILE... Put files in trash Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -d, --directory ignored (for GNU rm compatibility) -f, --force ignored (for GNU rm compatibility) -i, --interactive ignored (for GNU rm compatibility) -r, -R, --recursive ignored (for GNU rm compatibility) -v, --verbose explain what is being done To remove a file whose name starts with a '-', for example '-foo', use one of these commands: trash -- -foo trash ./-foo
trash utility can be added as an alias to
alias rm=trash rm -v Загрузки/Calendar\ \(1\).ics trash: Volume of file: / trash: Trash-dir: /home/eri/.local/share/Trash from volume: / trash: 'Загрузки/Calendar (1).ics' trashed in ~/.local/share/Trash
Usage example (delete, view list, restore):
$ trash Загрузки/Calendar.ics $ trash-list 2017-10-24 14:44:49 /home/eri/Загрузки/Calendar.ics $ trash-restore 0 2017-10-24 14:44:49 /home/eri/Загрузки/Calendar.ics What file to restore [0..0]: 0
Both utilities are desktop compatible and deleted files will be displayed in the Recycle Bin.