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Old 01-21-2007, 09:00 PM   #16
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This topic was covered a little bit in a book I was given called "Wicked Cool Shell Scripts" by Dave Taylor. He has a shell script that modifies the rm command to move things to a holding directory through rm rather than actually deleting them. Basically, it works the same way the recycle bin does in greatly inferior operating systems.

I won't print the whole script out here, as there may be some copywrong issues with doing so, but it is short, and can be found in its entirety at http://www.intuitive.com/wicked/show...i?015-newrm.sh

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:03 PM   #17
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This topic was covered a little bit in a book I was given called "Wicked Cool Shell Scripts" by Dave Taylor. He has a shell script that modifies the rm command to move things to a holding directory through rm rather than actually deleting them. Basically, it works the same way the recycle bin does in greatly inferior operating systems.

I won't print the whole script out here, as there may be some copywrong issues with doing so, but it is short, and can be found in its entirety at http://www.intuitive.com/wicked/show...i?015-newrm.sh

Peace,
JimBass
Of course, that only works if you're using it before the files get blown away. Just for the record.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 01:51 PM   #18
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Thanks all of you for your great help.

I started to use a script that moves the files to a "~/recycleBin/" directory when I type "del" and I use "del" command to delete files and I'll also let "rm" command to be available for certain deletes

I had backup for the first time and this was not a problem, I feel lucky.

Thanks again,
 
Old 01-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #19
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Just remember - use shred for sensitive files, rm means they're gone, but recoverable
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:45 AM   #20
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Just remember - use shred for sensitive files, rm means they're gone, but recoverable
depends on the file system - read the man page
 
  


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