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Old 09-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
ted_chou12
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e2fsck /lost+found files


Hi, I recently ran e2fsck on my system disk and have quite a few number of files in the lost+found. Here is an example of a file, I dont know what type of file this is so don't know where this should be placed:
Code:
#12304
#!/bin/sh
config() {
  NEW="$1"
  OLD="`dirname $NEW`/`basename $NEW .new`"
  # If there's no config file by that name, mv it over:
  if [ ! -r $OLD ]; then
    mv $NEW $OLD
  elif [ "`cat $OLD | md5sum`" = "`cat $NEW | md5sum`" ]; then # toss the redundant copy
    rm $NEW
  fi
  # Otherwise, we leave the .new copy for the admin to consider...
}
config usr/lib/perl5/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi/perllocal.pod.new

( cd usr/man/man1 ; rm -rf psed.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; ln -sf s2p.1.gz psed.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; rm -rf pstruct.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; ln -sf c2ph.1.gz pstruct.1.gz )
#12309
Code:
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf python2 )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf /usr/bin/python2.7 python2 )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf python-config )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf python2.7-config python-config )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libpython2.7.so )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libpython2.7.so.1.0 libpython2.7.so )
( cd usr/lib/pkgconfig ; rm -rf python.pc )
( cd usr/lib/pkgconfig ; ln -sf python-2.7.pc python.pc )
#12724
Code:
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf altertrack )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf slacktrack altertrack )
#12728
Code:
( cd usr/man/man1 ; rm -rf vala-gen-introspect.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; ln -sf vala-gen-introspect-0.10.1.gz vala-gen-introspect.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; rm -rf vapigen.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; ln -sf vapigen-0.10.1.gz vapigen.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; rm -rf valac.1.gz )
( cd usr/man/man1 ; ln -sf valac-0.10.1.gz valac.1.gz )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf vala )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf vala-0.10 vala )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf vala-0.10 )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf valac-0.10 vala-0.10 )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf vapigen )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf vapigen-0.10 vapigen )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf valac )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf valac-0.10 valac )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf vapicheck )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf vapicheck-0.10 vapicheck )
( cd usr/bin ; rm -rf vala-gen-introspect )
( cd usr/bin ; ln -sf vala-gen-introspect-0.10 vala-gen-introspect )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libvala-0.10.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libvala-0.10.so.0.0.0 libvala-0.10.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libvala-0.10.so )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libvala-0.10.so.0.0.0 libvala-0.10.so )
#12730
Code:
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBitCosNaming-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBitCosNaming-2.so.0.1.0 libORBitCosNaming-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBitCosNaming-2.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBitCosNaming-2.so.0.1.0 libORBitCosNaming-2.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBit-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBit-2.so.0.1.0 libORBit-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBit-2.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBit-2.so.0.1.0 libORBit-2.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBit-imodule-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBit-imodule-2.so.0.0.0 libORBit-imodule-2.so )
( cd usr/lib ; rm -rf libORBit-imodule-2.so.0 )
( cd usr/lib ; ln -sf libORBit-imodule-2.so.0.0.0 libORBit-imodule-2.so.0 )
A bunch of files like this, I wonder where these are originally from?
Thanks,
Ted
 
Old 09-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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They look like leftover scripts from a software installation that didn't get a chance to clean up after itself.
 
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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ted,
yes could be but might be the result of a large copy and paste without syncd permissions?

Fred.
 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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Thanks rknichols, I sorted out those files, now I am left with a few none txt files, these are probably executable files. Because I can't read them properly in text editor. Can anyone give me a clue how I should identify where they belong?
thanks fred, but what do you mean by that?
Thanks,
Ted
 
Old 10-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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There is a file command that is pretty good about identifying file types and a strings command that will find and display whatever printable strings occur in a file. The strings command defaults to sequences of 4 or more printable characters. You'll probably want to specify a somewhat larger minimum length, e.g.: "strings -n 8".
 
Old 10-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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Hi, I used file command to determine the type of file, output shows data, I checked the man, data seems to be "anything other than text or executable file" I am guess that they are media files then:
Code:
server:/~
root:# ls /lost+found
#184809/  #184812  #184816  #184819  #184822  #184825  #184828   #8584/
#184810   #184813  #184817  #184820  #184823  #184826  #184829
#184811   #184815  #184818  #184821  #184824  #184827  #184840/
server:/~
root:# stat /lost+found/#184812
  File: `/lost+found/#184812'
  Size: 3431            Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 801h/2049d      Inode: 184812      Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2012-10-02 11:19:25.000000000 +0800
Modify: 2010-11-20 16:39:00.000000000 +0800
Change: 2003-01-01 08:33:28.000000000 +0800
 Birth: -
server:/~
root:# file /lost+found/#184812
/lost+found/#184812: data
server:/~
root:# file /lost+found/#184812 -n 8
/lost+found/#184812: data
8:                   ERROR: cannot open `8' (No such file or directory)
Here is my attempt to read the file:
Code:
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Thanks,
Ted
 
  


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