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Send2Trash 1.4.2

Send file to trash natively under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Send2Trash is a small package that sends files to the Trash (or Recycle Bin) natively and on all platforms. On OS X, it uses native FSMoveObjectToTrashSync Cocoa calls, on Windows, it uses native (and ugly) SHFileOperation win32 calls. On other platforms, if PyGObject and GIO are available, it will use this. Otherwise, it will fallback to its own implementation of the trash specifications from

ctypes is used to access native libraries, so no compilation is necessary.

Send2Trash supports Python 2.7 and up (Python 3 is supported).


You can download it with pip:

pip install Send2Trash

or you can download the source from and install it with:

>>> python install


>>> from send2trash import send2trash
>>> send2trash('some_file')

When there’s a problem OSError is raised.


Version 1.4.2 – 2017/11/17

  • Fix incompatibility with Python 3.6 on Windows. (#18)

Version 1.4.1 – 2017/08/07

  • Fix crash on Windows introduced in v1.4.0. Oops… (#14)

Version 1.4.0 – 2017/08/07

  • Use bytes instead of str for internal path handling in plat_other. (#13)

Version 1.3.1 – 2017/07/31

  • Throw WindowsError instead of OSError in plat_win. (#7)
  • Fix TypeError on python 2 in plat_other. (#12)

Version 1.3.0 – 2013/07/19

  • Added support for Gnome’s GIO.
  • Merged Python 3 and Python 2 versions in a single codebase.

Version 1.2.0 – 2011/03/16

  • Improved plat_other to follow trash specification.

Version 1.1.0 – 2010/10/18

  • Converted compiled modules to ctypes so that cross-platform compilation isn’t necessary anymore.

Version 1.0.2 – 2010/07/10

  • Fixed bugs with external volumes in plat_other.

Version 1.0.1 – 2010/04/19

  • Fixed memory leak in OS X module.

Version 1.0.0 – 2010/04/07

  • Initial Release
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Send2Trash-1.4.2.tar.gz (md5, pgp) Source 2017-11-17 6KB