Putting to Trash
I was recently reading a post about deleting files from within emacs and pushing them to the local Trash, this seems like a good idea especially now I am using dired more often.
describe-function and typing trash there was a single completion, namely
move-file-to-trash from this I figured out I should add the following my .emacs:
(setq trash-directory "~/.local/share/Trash/files") (setq delete-by-moving-to-trash t)
I am running this on OpenSuse so the location of the Trash folder may vary from system to system.
For a more bespoke copying mechanism there is potentially the ability to define system-move-file-to-trash accepting file as an argument, but currently I don’t need anything to be that sophisticated.