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Use OS X's trash in a Finder-like way from Terminal
Authored by: SeanAhern on Apr 23, '10 06:31:11PM

Duplicates shouldn't be overwritten. The core 'mv' command from the script has a -n flag, which tells 'mv' to "not overwrite an existing file". I believe the script will just fail.

I agree that having some kind of sequence number would be useful.

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Won't fail when file exists in trash
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Apr 24, '10 11:06:14AM

This script will not "just fail" if there is already an identically-named file in the trash. Instead, it will rename the more-recent file (the one being trashed presently) by prepending the date.

The hint explicitly states this. Re-read it if you missed it.

Edited on Apr 24, '10 11:08:41AM by GaelicWizard

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