Per Erik Strandberg's toTrash provides a seamless integration of your typical Windows DOS-console and the Recycle-Bin.
Step One: Run Per Erik Strandberg's toTrash from the console using
simple switches and a few wildcards.
Step Two: If you accidentally moved a file to Trash you can easily restore it.
Just use the regular windows Recycle-Bin interface.
Unwanted files can now easily be deleted. You never have to be scared while
removing files from the console again!
I just got tired of the del, rm, mv and move commands that do not provide the safety net I need when I want to remove files from the console.
What toTrash does is really simple: instead of deleting a file from the console: put not wanted files in the trash, or with other words instead of left-clicking a few hundred files once at a time: put files in the Recycler from the console.
Per Erik Strandberg's TOTRASH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Per Erik Strandberg's toTrash can be downloaded in zipped format: toTrash.zip (less than 10 kB)
NAME Per Erik Strandberg's TOTRASH See http://www.pererikstrandberg.se/projects for updates and other releases Per Erik Strandberg's TOTRASH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ SYNOPSIS toTrash [/L]? [/R]? [/F]? [[[DRIVE:]?[PATH]]?[WILDCARD]]* SWITCHES L - Log only (does not send to trash). R - Recursive (searches all possible subfolders). F - Folders (Searches for folders not files). [[DRIVE:]?[PATH]]? DRIVE: - For example C: or A: PATH - For example \temp\c-code [WILDCARD] One or more wildcards - patterns to match files. EXAMPLES 'toTrash /R /F /L Debug' - Searches recursively. - Searches for folders called 'Debug'. - Only log of items (nothing will be sent to trashcan). 'toTrash /R *.log' - Searches recursively. - Searches for items called ending with '.log'. - Sends items to trashcan. - Typical output: Trash: C:\temp\Answer.txt Trash: C:\temp\ci.txt Trash: C:\temp\classes.txt ... Trash: C:\temp\features\readme.txt Done.
All you need is (the free) Microsoft .NET 2.0 platform.
ToTrash was ported to C# and hence updated in April 2007.