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Old 11-23-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Can we retrive the file which got removed from file system using rm command


Hi,

As in windows all the delted items will got to RecycleBin is there any such thing in linux.

(Or)

Can we retrive the file which got removed from file system(using rm command)


Thanks,
Soma Sekhar
 
Old 11-23-2010, 03:51 AM   #2
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If you are using a GUI desktop then by default file deletion moves the file to trash (trash is similar to RecycleBin in Windows).

In command prompt 'rm' command deletes the file from the disk. It does not move the file to trash.

You may have to write a small script to move the files to trash. And use that script instead of rm.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 04:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by somupl86 View Post
Hi,

As in windows all the delted items will got to RecycleBin is there any such thing in linux.

(Or)

Can we retrive the file which got removed from file system(using rm command)


Thanks,
Soma Sekhar
Generally speaking: no.

Long answer: if the file is really important you should turn off your pc NOW, by cutting the electric source. Without even bothering to shut it down properly, because services can write on the disk while shutting down.

Then boot off a livecd which has the photorec tool, and try to find the file using it.

There are other recovery methods that depends on particular fs features. But as said that depends on what fs are you using.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 04:48 AM   #4
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Can we retrive the file which got removed from file system(using rm command)
No, but you can ask rm to give you a reminder...
Code:
anisha@linux-uitj:~> touch deleteMe.c
anisha@linux-uitj:~> rm -i deleteMe.c
rm: remove regular empty file `deleteMe.c'? y
anisha@linux-uitj:~>
 
Old 11-23-2010, 06:23 AM   #5
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Thanks for all of them

Thanks for all of your valuable reponses and truths.

Finally i got to conclusion, retriving a file is not that easy that deletion is(in Linux)!! :-)


Thanks,
Soma
 
  


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