The program nnn has a send-to-trash functionality, and it uses trash-cli. I would like to use
trash-cli on macOS. Reading
trash-cli's homepage, I see it uses
~/.local/share/Trash/, while macOS' Trash is
I was thinking, I could create a symlink pointing to macOS' Trash. To test this, here is what I ran:
% cd ~/.local/share % ln -s ~/.Trash Trash % ls ~/.Trash % touch deleteme % mv deleteme Trash % ls ~/.Trash deleteme
So, it seems like this method works.
Indeed, when I installed
trash-cli, the command works (with the slight drawback of using a different format):
[nix-shell:/tmp]$ touch deleteme2 [nix-shell:/tmp]$ trash deleteme2 [nix-shell:/tmp]$ tree ~/.Trash/ /Users/redacted/.Trash/ ├── deleteme ├── files │ └── deleteme2 └── info └── deleteme2.trashinfo 2 directories, 3 files [nix-shell:/tmp]$ trash-list 2022-04-29 15:23:37 /private/tmp/deleteme2
However, when I tried running
trash-empty, it showed that it would delete other directories:
[nix-shell:/tmp]$ trash-empty Would empty the following trash directories: - /Users/redacted/.local/share/Trash - /.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/VM/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/Preboot/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/Update/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/xarts/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/iSCPreboot/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/Hardware/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/Data/.Trash-501 - /nix/.Trash-501 - /System/Volumes/Update/mnt1/.Trash-501 Proceed? (y/n) n
I believe these are all user trashes, as my user number is 501. However, it's still a bit worrying.
Is it safe to symlink
.Trash and use
trash-cli as normal?
I have clarified the context (nnn) in my introduction.