Rmw v0.7.09 Is Released

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The handy rmw (ReMove to Waste) shell utility for moving files to a waste folder, instead of immediately deleting them, got another minor bug-fix release today. Filenames now display correctly when using the -vvg option. That's it, that's all there is to rmw v0.7.09.

written by 윤채경 (Yoon Chae-kyung)  2021-05-07 - last edited 2021-05-07. © CC BY

Rmw removing and restoring a file.jpg
rmw deleting a file, listing the last removed file (rmw -m and restoring that file (rmw -u.

rmw can be a very handy alternative to the rm command. rmw moves files to a waste folder instead of deleting them so you can pull them out of one of your waste folders if you find that you regret moving a file you "deleted". It support purging files from the waste folders and a few other features. It does take some time to set it up if you have multiple partitions because it won't move files to a waste folder on a different partition - so you will have to set one up on every partition where you'd like to use rmw.

The latest v0.7.09 release has exactly one change:

"bugfix: filenames now display correctly when using '-vvg'"

You can acquire the source code for the latest release from https://github.com/theimpossibleastronaut/rmw/releases. You will have to get it from there if you want to try it, it's not in the repositories of any GNU/Linux distribution we are aware of.

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21 days ago
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rm () { mv $* ; }

use "env rm" if the real thing is needed


21 days ago
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correction: mv $* /wastebin

Anonymous (c663f1c9)

19 days ago
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Just create a waste folder and mv the files to it.

What's the fucking point of this program?


18 days ago
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There's a few advantages over a plain mv. rmw tracks the location files were removed from so you can restore them to the location(s) they were removed from (you might not remember if you mv). There's also automatic trash purging based on when files were removed.

I guess it's fair to say that if you don't see the point of it then there's no point in you using it, perhaps it's just not for you?
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