TRASH-RM(1) General Commands Manual TRASH-RM(1)

trash-rm - Removes files matching a pattern from the trash can

trash-rm [PATTERN]

Remove from the trash can all the files matching the PATTERN.

$ trash-rm foo          # Removes all files with name 'foo' in trash can
$ trash-rm '*.o'        # Removes all files ending with '.o' in trash can
$ trash-rm /full/path   # Removes all files with exactly '/full/path' as original location

Please, report bugs to

Tweet (to @andreafrancia or #trash-cli) or donate 1, 2 or 5 euros using paypal:

Trash was written by Andrea Francia <>. The original version of trash-empty was contributed by Einar Orn Olason <>. The first version of manual pages was written by Steve Stalcup <> and was modified by Massimo Cavalleri <>.

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.

trash-put(1), trash-list(1), trash-empty(1), trash-restore(1), and the Trash Specification at