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Send2Trash3k 1.2.0

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

NOTE: Since v1.3.0, Send2Trash has been converted to a single codebase supporting both Python 2 and Python 3. This package is deprectaed and will not be updated further. You should install Send2Trash from .

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, it follows the trash specifications from

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


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 1.2.0 – 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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