path: root/system/rmw/README.Slackware
diff options
author Andy Alt <>2016-09-23 04:40:54 +0700
committer Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <>2016-09-23 04:40:54 +0700
commit0b7717d18763ee652006da12f7af6b66a8af17f1 (patch)
treee8eb5a515a2987281950c85c9a9e55dcfc1a980b /system/rmw/README.Slackware
parent23430187fa301339bfd05522fbfb773be6c5ec80 (diff)
system/rmw: Updated for version 2016.09.19.01a.
Signed-off-by: Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <>
Diffstat (limited to 'system/rmw/README.Slackware')
1 files changed, 43 insertions, 16 deletions
diff --git a/system/rmw/README.Slackware b/system/rmw/README.Slackware
index 03b0584414..1ae90e2390 100644
--- a/system/rmw/README.Slackware
+++ b/system/rmw/README.Slackware
@@ -1,10 +1,19 @@
-rmw (ReMove to Waste) functions as a command line recycle bin/trash can
-utility. Optionally, it can ReMove files to Desktop trash, restore files,
-list files to be selected for restore, and purge (permanently delete)
-files that were trashed x number of days ago.
+Rmw is a program written in C, designed to help manage your files and
+prevent accidents at the command line. Rmw can send files to your "Desktop"
+trash, or a completely separate folder. It can also: restore files; permanently
+delete files that were rmw'ed more than xx number of days ago; skip files or
+directories that have a "PROTECT" directive in the configuration file; and
+append a unique string to the filenames so they won't get overwritten
+(duplication protection).
Web site:
+See the NEWS file for details about new options for your existing
+rmw configuration file. The two new options are:
+,removable (the leading comma is mandatory)
After rmw is installed, create the user configuration directory by typing
'rmw' and hitting enter. Afterward, it's recommended to copy /etc/rmwrc (or
/usr/local/etc/rmwrc) to $HOME/.config/rmw and then rename it to 'config':
@@ -29,36 +38,54 @@ $HOME/trash.rmw
+If one of the WASTE folder is on removable media, then the user has the
+option of appending ',removable' (More info about that in rmwrc, included
+with the rmw package).
== Purging ==
If purging is 'on', rmw will permanently delete files from the folders
specified in the configuration file after 'x' number of days. Purging
-can be disabled by using 'purgeDays = 0' in configuration file. rmw will
-only check once per day if it's time to purge. Use -g to force a check.
+can be disabled by using 'purge_after = 0' in configuration file. rmw will
+only check once per day if it's time to purge (use -g to check more often).
+Purge requires -f (--force) to run (in your rmw configuration file, add
+the line 'force_not_required' if you'd rather not use --force when purging).
The day of the last purge is stored in $HOME/config/rmw/lastpurge
-== Options ==:
+== Features and Options ==
+-h, --help
-c, --config filename use an alternate configuration
-l, --list list waste directories
-p, --pause wait for a keypress before exiting
-g, --purge run purge even if it's been run today
--z, --restore <wildcard filename(s) pattern>
--s, --select select files from list to restore
--u, --undo-last undo last ReMove
+-f, --force allow purge to run
+-i, --interactive not implemented
+-r, --recurse not implemented
-B, --bypass bypass directory protection
-v, --verbose increase output messages
-w, --warranty display warranty
-V, --version display version and license information
+ ===] Restoring [===
+-z, --restore <wildcard filename(s) pattern>
+-s, --select select files from list to restore
+-u, --undo-last undo last ReMove
== -z option ==
-While -z can restore files at the command line, you have to specify
-the full path (wildcards ok).
-Example: rmw -z ~/.trash.rmw/files/*.iso
+To restore a file, or multiple files, specify the path to them in in the
+<WASTE>/files folder (wildcards ok).
+e.g. 'rmw -z ~/.local/share/Trash/files/foo*'
-The other way is be in the WASTE/files/ folder; then using only
-the basename will work.
+Files can also be restored using only the basename, from within any directory.
+NOTE: That feature will not process wildcards unless the user is in a
+<WASTE>/files folder and the filespec actually exists in the present
+working directory.
== Protected directories ==
@@ -75,4 +102,4 @@ WASTE folders and the rmw configuration/data directory are protected by
default (there is no need to add a 'PROTECT =' line for them.
-This file was last updated 2016-09-03
+This file was last updated 2016-09-19