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Old 04-20-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
postiwala
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rm -rf * , want to undo this


I have deleted some important files in linux.
i m working on fedora core 4.
I issued "rm -rf *"

now want to retrieve them.
help me..
 
Old 04-20-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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Not an easy thing to do.

I would suggest you stop using your workstation immediately.

Jump onto a different workstation and google "linux undelete" ... you will find many articles on this issue.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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The easiest option is to restore from a backup. However, if you did not have a backup, or at least not a current one, any undelete would be based on the filesystem: ext2? ext3? reiser?
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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How did you manage to do rm -rf *? my friend did that to me once as root. :'(
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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rm -rf ... my friend did that to me once as root.
Now I gotta friend who spends his life
Stabbing my picture with a bowie-knife
Dreams of strangling me with a scarf
When my name comes up he pretends to barf.
I've got a million friends!

- Bob Dylan.

Last edited by rickh; 04-21-2007 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh
Now I gotta friend who spends his life
Stabbing my picture with a bowie-knife
Dreams of strangling me with a scarf
When my name comes up he pretends to barf.
I've got a million friends!

- Bob Dylan.
HaHa like it.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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LOL same happened to me ,, i stuffed up my trainers workstation by issuing a simple command which just toook a second to run,,,

root: rm -rf *

ooooops!!

dnt wanna do this mistake again,,,

sim
 
  


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