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Re: Recovering a file ?!

From: Etienne Buira
Subject: Re: Recovering a file ?!
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:47:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 04:47:51PM +0000, Matrix wrote:
> Hello there,
> I wonder, please, if you can show me how to recover a removed file 
> (using rm command_line). As it writed in the rm_man :
> "Note that if you use rm to remove a file, it  is  usually  possible to 
> _recover the contents of that file_.  If you want more assurance that 
> the contents are truly unrecoverable, consider using shred."

This paragraph simply outlines that it _can_ be done, but it doesn't
mean it is easy.

When such things happens, first thing to do is to umount the filesystem
where the file have been deleted, to prevent overwrite.

Second thing is to look for a tool that might do the trick for your
filesystem type.

Anyway, that is not a coreutils issue. Please consider using a trashbin
system, like aliasing rm to a mv to a trashbin directory.

> Thanks a lot sir,
> nextriemann

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