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

trash-put - Command line trash utility.

trash [OPTION] ... [ARGUMENTS] ...
trash-put [OPTION] ... [ARGUMENTS] ...

Trash-cli package provides a command line interface trashcan utility compliant with the Trash Specification. It remembers the name, original path, deletion date, and permissions of each trashed file.

Files trashed from the home partition will be in either $XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash or ~/.local/share/Trash/ (if $XDG_DATA_HOME is not defined or empty).

Files trashed from other partitions will be in one of the two places:

- $top_dir/.Trash/$uid
- $top_dir/.Trash-$uid

- $top_dir is the mount point of the volume containing the file to be removed
- $uid is the numeric ID of the deleting user

The first option $top_dir/.Trash/$uid works only when .Trash dir has the sticky bit set. The second option is used when the first is not viable.

Silently ignore any files or directories that do not exist. Do not print error messages, and do not return a nonzero status to the caller, because of any such nonexistent arguments.
Show help message and exit.
Use TRASHDIR as the trash folder.
Explain what is being done.
Show the program's version number and exit.

$ trash-put foo   # trashes foo 

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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 <>.

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

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