Ubuntu – Command to move a file to Trash via Terminal

command linefilestrash

I would like to know if there is a command I can issue in a terminal so I do not classically remove (rm) the file, but instead move it to trash (i.e. Nautilus Move to Trash behavior).

In case there is such a command, I would also be interested in knowing what it is.

Best Answer

You can use gvfs-trash command from the package gvfs-bin which is installed by default in Ubuntu.

Move file to trash:

gvfs-trash filename

See the content of the trash:

gvfs-ls trash://

Empty the trash:

gvfs-trash --empty
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