undo a rm -rf

Robert Storey y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net
Sat Jun 7 02:47:42 PDT 2003

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 21:36:46 -0700
Joshua Oreman <oremanj at www.get-linux.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 12:15:50AM -0400 or thereabouts, David Loszewski
> seemed to write:
> > I just did a rm -rf and forgot the *.png portion
> > that I wanted on it, lol, 2 years of using freebsd
> > and I've never done anything this stupid.  Is there
> > a way to get my data back? Please respond to this email address.

On Linux, I've installed Libtrash, a "trashcan" which works even at the console. I think it's just a series of scripts, but it works superbly. I tried installing it on FBSD, but it failed to compile, exiting with this error message:

  /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldl
  *** Error code 1

If I knew what I was doing, I'd surely try to port Libtrash to FBSD. Sadly, I'm not a knowledgeable developer, just a dumb user. If anyone is interested:



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