Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

apple trashSimilar to the Windows Recycle Bin, the Trash is a location where deleted files are temporarily stored on Apple computers. On computers running a GUI version of Linux, like Ubuntu, there is a Trash folder where deleted files are stored. The Trash allows users to recover files easily that have been deleted mistakenly.

On servers running Linux as a command line interface, each user account has a .Trash directory under their /home/[username]/ directory. However, if the rm command is used to delete a file, recovering the file from the .Trash directory is more difficult.

Apple terms, Operating system terms, Recycle bin, Trashing