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GVFS-TRASH(1) User Commands GVFS-TRASH(1)

NAME

gvfs-trash – Move files or directories to the trash

SYNOPSIS

gvfs-trash [OPTION…] [LOCATION…]

DESCRIPTION

gvfs-trash sends files or directories to the “Trashcan”. This can be a
different folder depending on where the file is located, and not all
file systems support this concept. In the common case that the file
lives inside a users home directory, the trash folder is
$XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash.

Note that moving files to the trash does not free up space on the file
system until the “Trashcan” is emptied. If you are interested in
deleting a file irreversibly, see gvfs-rm.

Inspecting and emptying the “Trashcan” is normally supported by
graphical file managers such as nautilus, but you can also see the
trash with the command gvfs-ls trash://.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:

-h, –help
Prints a short help text and exits.

–version
Shows the version number and exits.

-f, –force
Ignore nonexistent and non-deletable files.

–empty
Empty the trash.

EXIT STATUS
On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO

ls, gvfs-rm, Desktop Trash Can specification[1]

NOTES
1. Desktop Trash Can specification
http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/trash-spec

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