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Old 10-19-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Unhappy Recover Files

Hello Mates !

Please i will appreciate if you can help me with this

I have just started with LINUX, and made a terrible mistake !

I lost a lot of files .

I tried to remove only one file so I typed

rm bm7

but nothing happens so then I typed
rm * bm7

and all my files of my directory are GONE !!!!!!!!

Do you know how can I recover them ?
Is it Possible ?

Or I lost them ??

Thank you so much


Old 10-19-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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These guys claim to have a product soon that can save your data, as well as the Ontrack company, but personally I would think that if it would be that easy the tools would already be present in Linux and they are not.

From hearsay I don't think you should even try to recover files on journaling file systems. Too much information about the file is gone when it is deleted.

Count your losses, make more backups and be careful with wildcards in commands.

rm * bm7 --> removes all files inside the current directory (equals: rm *)
rm *bm7 --> removes files that end with bm7
rm bm7* --> removes files that begin with bm7
rm *bm7* --> removes files with bm7 in the filename

Last edited by Moloko; 10-19-2005 at 10:23 AM.
Old 10-19-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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Yeah. That's more than probable... If you had the right reflexes...
I recovered a 12gig directory once.
Two Questions:
-Did you write anything on the drive after you erased your files?: If you directly unmounted the filesytem and never mounted it again... GOOOD!
If you started a downloading madness... Too bad...
-What is your filesystem?


Last edited by lokee; 10-19-2005 at 05:47 PM.


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