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Re: FileSystem Question

Manon Metten wrote:

On my Debian GNU/Linux box I use ext3 file system. On my other platform
(AmigaOS) I use SmartFileSystem (SFS). Well, I don't know nothing about
file systems, but SFS has one feature I really miss in ext3: ".recycled".

Every file I delete or every file I overwrite, ends up in .recycled. This is very useful when eg. retrieving a document (or every other file that gets overwritten
multiple times).

Eg: Say that I'm writing "my_doc" using OOo. When I save it for the first time, it will be written to disk. When I save it the second time, the first copy will be
moved to .recycled where it gets a hex nr appended (eg: my_doc$AAA) and
the new version will be saved to disk.
So when I save my_doc five times, 4 copies end up in .recycled (my_doc$AAA,
my_doc$AAB, my_doc$AAC, my_doc$AAD). But I could easily save my_doc
a thousand times, and all copies end up in .recycled (well, actually, the max number of copies .recycled stores depend on the settings but the limit is over

Now after saving for the fifth time, I realize that I had accidentally deleted some vital info. How can I retrieve that? I just open eg. .recycled/my_doc$AAB, copy the info that was not deleted at that time and paste it in my current doc.

Now here's my question: Is there a file system for GNU/Linux with a similar feature? I would at least like to have my ~ partition to use such a file system.

Greetings, Manon.

ext3cow does this but it is not in debian repos for some reason...



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