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Old 03-11-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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undelete file that mplayer is still playing.


ok, I unrared a movie,started it in mplayer, it plays fine, then I deleted the rar files and accidentally the movie.avi file. mplayer is still playing the movie.
Question is how can I undelete the movie?
 
Old 03-11-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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for posterity's sake and anyone else who might find themselves here.
First you need a goat, and a fire, and a stone table with the kernel source etched on its surface. chanting these commands.as you lead the goat into the fire...
#ps aux for the pid of mplayer
#lsof -p PID
and when the console breathes the filename of the movie you are playing it will also return the inode number of the deleted file
#sync
#debugfs /dev/deviceOfLostFile
#dump <inode_number> /another_filesystem/lostvid
#quit
Chase the flaming goat into the neighbors back yard while dancing arcane folk dances and screaming my name is Richard Stallman.

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Old 03-11-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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Ha, nice solution! Hope you do end up finding that goat...
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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I got the file back and the charred goat is hanging around the dumpsters at the local strip mall. It's the Penn Station Manager's problem now.
 
  


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