Fat Fingered An 'rm -rf' of Important Files

Dimitar Vassilev dimitar.vassilev at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 08:40:40 UTC 2013

2013/2/28 Ben Cottrell <tamino at wolfhut.org>

> On Feb 27, 2013, at 19:08, "Joseph A. Nagy, Jr" <jnagyjr1978 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > If we can skip the finger wagging on that part I'd appreciate it.
> No finger-wagging from this quarter at least!
> Something I've sometimes done to retrieve text content is to run a
> "strings" on the disk device (the thing in /dev). You obviously want
> to redirect the "strings" output to someplace that's *not* on the same
> filesystem, or it'll be overwriting what you're trying to recover!
> It's usually possible, through searching for key words and phrases,
> to get back any text content that you know was there.
> Sorry! And... good luck!!
>         ~Ben
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