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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] recovery from accidental file deletion

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] recovery from accidental file deletion
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 20:59:43 +0000
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address@hidden writes:

> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:03:17PM -0500, Mirian Crzig Lennox wrote:
>> Just now I've managed to accidentally deleted my working copy of a
>> file which was part of an arch project; fortunately it had no
>> uncommitted changes.  Is there any simple way to recover just that
>> file from Arch without disturbing my other working files (since
>> several of them have modifications I don't want to lose)?  With CVS, I
>> would have done a "cvs update", and cvs would notice the missing file
>> and replace it.  I tried "tla update" in hope of something similar,
>> but it wouldn't bite.
>> I ended up checking out the entire revision again (to a scratch
>> directory which I afterwards removed), in order to get at the lost
>> file.  Would there have been a better way to accomplish this?


> I posted the same thing as a feature request to the bugs list; but have
> not heard anything since.

What's wrong with:

       % cp $(tla file-find <filename>) .

(Presuming you're in the directory containing the desired file.)

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