Re: Multiple files MV'd into one
Hi, Steve. I don't think you mean to reply to me only, so I'm moving
the discussion back to the list.
On 08/06/2008, Steve King <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2008/6/9 Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > On 08/06/2008, Steve King <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Got a bit of an issue with one of my system users. They have
> >> accidentally moved multiple files from 1 directory, into a single file
> >> in another.
> > Can we have more details on how this happened?
> I'm not sure exactly how it happened to be honest,
Ok, what's more important is to know what the final product looks
like. That was more my question.
> basically, there were a group of files in one directory, with a very
> simular name: ie, company_department_date-filename.ext
> As far as I can understand, (and I'm still trying to find the bash
> history that proves it) the user issued a command simular to the
> mv * /new/path/location
> However, for some reason completely unknown to me, it has created a
> large file called:
Okay, so is this as if they had done "cat * > company_department_.ext"?
> Which I'm assuming means they have incorrectly specified the
> destination in the new path location of the mv?
Maybe it was a misplaced tar? Maybe they were trying to use tar to
copy files and instead tarred it all into one? Does "file
company_department_.ext" tell you it's a tarred file?
- Jordi G. H.