Why is there no more ~/.Trash?
I remember the nice
mv somefile ~/.Trash command but that folder does not exist on newer Ubuntus. Does anyone know why?
You can find it here. ~/.local/share/Trash/
For every user a “home trash” directory MUST be available. Its name and location are $XDG_DATA_HOME/Trash ; $XDG_DATA_HOME is the base directory for user-specific data, as defined in the Desktop Base Directory Specification.
If the environment variable
$XDG_DATA_HOME is either not set or empty,
~/.local/share is used. So by default, the trash folder is
Regardless, the easiest and best way to trash a file from the command line is to use the trash
Use it like you would use
This is better than just
mv‘ing a file into
~/.local/share/Trash because it stores metadata such as where the file was originally so you can restore (un-delete) it if need be.
it is because of the latest XDG Base Directory Specification: http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html