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Old 01-18-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
cake81
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Deleted ls by accident


A little too quick at typing and switching through terminals, and ls in the /bin directory was gone. Is there a way to restore the ls command?
 
Old 01-18-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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I'm not positive, but you should be able to simply reinstall the 'coreutils' package using apt. This is the package containing most GNU command utilities such as cp, ls, chmod, cat, etc...
 
Old 01-18-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, it worked out with the reinstall :-)

To whom it may concern, command used as root was:

apt-get install --reinstall coreutils

Last edited by cake81; 01-18-2006 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 12:03 PM   #4
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The normal way, is at a terminal (as root) type:
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#  apt-get install coreutils
I don't know if that will upgrade it (doubt it) but it might be a bad idea to remove coreutils (apt-get remove coreutils btw).

I'm sure that there is a "force" option to force the reinstall of coreutils - there is the ability in Synaptic anyway.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 05:01 AM   #5
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For anyone who finds this thread - follow what cake81 found out above, i.e.

apt-get install --reinstall coreutils

Please do not follow my advice, as this is a much safer bet if you accidentally delete a core command!
 
  


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