Send2Trash -- Send files to trash on all platforms

This is a Python 3 package. The Python 2 package is at .

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.