remind me ... (file undelete on FreeBSD 5.4)
arne_woerner at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 26 16:11:06 GMT 2005
--- user <user at dhp.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Nov 2005, Arne Wörner wrote:
> > Hmm... I think there was such a problem before on a
> > freebsd list...
> > Did u tell your box to do "rm -rf local" or to do
> > "rm -rf local/"?
> Yes, that is exactly what I did - I autocompleted
> the symlink and it deleted the target and left the
> symlink intact. Is this expected, or
> unexpected behavior ?
Hmm... Interesting question... :-)) Maybe it would be nicer, if
"local/." would be the directory that "local" points to (and not
In your case it was obviously not the expected behaviour from your
personal point of view (I would guess)...
But now u and everybody else, who stepped in that "trap" before,
will expect it in the future... :-))
> It's part of the sleuthkit. I don't need a gui, so
> I think I will just use the sleuthkit.
Ok... I never used it... Since my history teacher complained for
years about a stolen/misplaced LP (a big black plate with
irregular groovings that can be pinned on a noise-making-device),
that contained the copy of several H*tl*r speeches taken from wax
rolls, and since I deleted my floppies and/or hard discs
thoroughly and completely unintentionally multiple times, I do not
even try to restore on that level... :-))
I prefer backups on DVDs (some weeks ago I found, that cheap DVDs
cannot be used with my DVD burner as expected... the fricking
thing can just write the first 3GB good enough... *shoot!*)...
I hope you can restore a lot of ur data...
I just remembered, that there is a tool called "fsdb" (file system
debugger; it is already contained in the base system), which might
see deleted files and directory-files... Maybe increasing the link
count (from 0 to 1) of those directory entries brings back the
files/dirs? Maybe I am too naive...
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