recovering deleted files
probably the right forum for this, as I've just done a Noob mistake.
I have accidentally deleted a big folder of my documents (on my server) which I need.
The foler was "my_documents" and I deleted it by SSHing in and typed "rm -rf my_documents"
(I was actually trying to delete a different folder, but, hey, I'm a moron!)
OK, is htere any way to recover this directory?
I heard there was something in Linux about the difference between "hard" and "soft" links. Could I use this to my advantage? Is it the case the I have just deleted the "link" to the directory, but no actually deleted the files themselves?
Please give me some help, or tell me that I've lost it all. Thanks