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trash-empty - Man Page

Empty for Command line trash utility.


trash-empty [arguments]


Remove for ever any trashed file and trashed directory. This command is a part of trash-cli package that provides a command  line interface trashcan utility compliant with the FreeDesktop.org  Trash Specification. It remembers the name, original path, deletion date, and permissions of each trashed file.


To remove all trashed files, use 'trash-empty' without arguments.
To remove files that have been in the trash more than a given number of

days, use 'trash-empty x', 'x' representing the number of days.


$ date
Tue Feb 19 20:26:52 CET 2008
$ trash-list
2008-02-19 20:11:34 /home/einar/today
2008-02-18 20:11:34 /home/einar/yesterday
2008-02-10 20:11:34 /home/einar/last_week
$ trash-empty 7
$ trash-list
2008-02-19 20:11:34 /home/einar/today
2008-02-18 20:11:34 /home/einar/yesterday
$ trash-empty 1
$ trash-list
2008-02-19 20:11:34 /home/einar/today
$ trash-empty 
$ trash-list


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Trash was written by Andrea Francia <andrea@andreafrancia.it>. The original version of trash-empty was contributed by Einar Orn Olason <eoo@hi.is>. The first version of manual pages was written by Steve Stalcup <vorian@ubuntu.com>  and was modified by Massimo Cavalleri <submax@tiscalinet.it>.

See Also

trash-put(1),  trash-list(1),  trash-restore(1),  trash-rm(1), and the FreeDesktop.org Trash Specification at  https://specifications.freedesktop.org/trash-spec/trashspec-1.0.html.

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

Referenced By

trash(1), trash-list(1), trash-restore(1), trash-rm(1).