Send2Trash -- Send files to trash on all platforms
Send2Trash is a small package that sends files to the Trash (or Recycle Bin) natively and on
all platforms. On OS X, it uses native
FSMoveObjectToTrashSync Cocoa calls, on Windows, it
uses native (and ugly)
SHFileOperation win32 calls. On other platforms, if PyGObject and
GIO are available, it will use this. Otherwise, it will fallback to its own implementation
of the trash specifications from freedesktop.org.
ctypes is used to access native libraries, so no compilation is necessary.
Send2Trash supports Python 2.7 and up (Python 3 is supported).
You can download it with pip:
pip install Send2Trash
or you can download the source from http://github.com/hsoft/send2trash and install it with:
>>> python setup.py install
>>> from send2trash import send2trash >>> send2trash('some_file')
On Freedesktop platforms (Linux, BSD, etc.), you may not be able to efficiently
trash some files. In these cases, an exception
is raised, so that the application can handle this case. This inherits from
OSError on Python 2). Specifically, this affects
files on a different device to the user's home directory, where the root of the
device does not have a
.Trash directory, and we don't have permission to
For any other problem,
OSError is raised.