February 19, 2018

Deleting files Using Ranger on My Mac

I recently learned about Ranger and have been loving it on Linux. Ranger is a console file manager with VI key bindings”. Turns out that it also works on macOS so I’ve been using it there too.

One thing that I wanted to change was the way ranger deleted files. I’m new here, but I think ranger deletes using rm which I find a little scary when using a new tool. What I wanted was for deleted files to be moved to the Trash instead.

I found a small command-line program called trash which does just that. All I needed to do is install it using brew install trash and add the following to ranger’s rc.conf file.

map DD shell trash %s

Now I can select one or more files and press DD to have them moved to the macOS Trash. The original method is still available via dD”.


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