D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Thu Apr 19 21:25:06 UTC 2007

On Thursday 19 April 2007 11:28 am, Lokeey wrote:
> hey all, i accidentally removed some file from a directory. what is the
> restore command from the command line?

Since nobody actually answered the question, I'll point out that there is no 
universal "undelete" type command for Linux.  There *is* "e2undel" for ext2 
filesystems only (but not reiserfs, xfs, etc., and I'm not even positive it 
works on ext3) but I have never heard anything positive about this utility.  
Word seems to be don't bother trying to use it.  I've never tried.

That's why I have backups, and when I delete something I hadn't backed up, 
that's why I have a brick to whack myself in the head with for being so 

It's happened a time or two.
D. Michael McIntyre 

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