GVFS-TRASH(1) User Commands GVFS-TRASH(1)
gvfs-trash – Move files or directories to the trash
gvfs-trash [OPTION…] [LOCATION…]
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
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://.
The following options are understood:
Prints a short help text and exits.
Shows the version number and exits.
Ignore nonexistent and non-deletable files.
Empty the trash.
On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.
1. Desktop Trash Can specification