This is a small command-line program for OS X that moves files or folders to the trash.
See my blog post for more info on some initial implementation details and design decisions.
brew install trash
$ make $ cp trash /usr/local/bin/ $ make docs $ cp trash.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/
The “put back” feature
trash asks Finder to move the specified files/folders to the trash instead of calling the system API to do this because of the "put back" feature that only works when trashing files through Finder.
If you supply the
trash will first try the system API and only call on Finder to trash files you lack access rights for.
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