Show HN: A CLI tool that enables you to remove files easily and safely

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  • wrm

    Remove files or directories.

  • trash-rs

    A Rust library for moving files to the Recycle Bin

  • There's a cross-platform trash/recycling library you might be interested in:

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  • trash-cli

    Command line interface to the trashcan.

  • There's a Freedesktop specification for trashing files that you may consider adhering to:

    I get that writing a small utility is fun, but if it is just that (for fun), I suggest you put that into the readme. Otherwise, why should I choose your tool over something like, which seems to already be distributed for the major distros? Does your implementation scratch an itch that the myriad of other implementations don't? I'm just curious.

  • fuc

    Modern, performance focused unix commands

  • Is this a faster version of rm, optimized for speed, like FUC's rmz ( I was hoping that it could do that, seeing this is written in rust (hopefully for performance)

  • libyazzy-preload

    LD_PRELOAD-able libraries

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  • rip

    A safe and ergonomic alternative to rm (by nivekuil)

  • I still use Rip (Rm Improved) even though it hasn't updated in 4 years . But a tool this simple doesn't need to

  • trashy

    a cli system trash manager, alternative to rm and trash-cli

  • Other good implementations

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  • gtrash

    A Featureful Trash CLI manager: alternative to rm and trash-cli

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