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Re: holly crap!

On Aug 03, 2000, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 11:13:04PM -0700, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> > 
> >      Help,  PLEASE HELP
> > 
> > 
> > I've done somethig very bad.. I did:
> > 
> > rm * /var/spool/fax/outgoing 
> > 
> > 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 ???
> Remount the affected partition read-only (yet another reason to create
> multiple system partitions, BTW).  This will prevent any further changes
> to the system.
> Gnu Midnight Commander (mc or gmc) is alleged to have some data recovery
> potential.  You might want to investigate this.

Midnight Commander can recover deleted files.  The files that can be
recovered are displayed with numbers instead of names, so all you have
to do is undelete and rename.

> Generally speaking, file deletion is a pretty definitive act under
> Linux.
> There are data recovery firms which specialize in retrieving lost data.
> If the data are sufficiently important to you, you may want to get a
> quote.
> Backups are good.  Early and often.
> -- 
> Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>     http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
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