Re: holly crap!
On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Andrei Ivanov wrote:
> > I was user not root (little sigh), but I lost a lot of data.. Is there
> > ANYWAY to recover all the lost files in /home/me ???
> I guess you were in home when you did that.
> Well, nope. Unless you made backups, whatever you deleted is now gone.
It is possible to recover the data with ext2ed... provided that you have a
pretty good idea of what it is, have enough spare space lying around to
make a complete copy of the partition, nothing has written over it, and
you know how the filesystem works. If it's text data, you might be able
to fish it out by grepping the device file for parts of it.
The 'gitview' program is invaluable doing this sort of thing since you can
see text and binary data together.