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Linux Ext2fs Undeletion mini-HOWTO
v1.3, 2 February 1999
Picture this. You've spent the last three days with no sleep, no food, not
even a shower. Your hacking compulsion has at last paid off: you've finished
that program that will bring you world-wide fame and recognition. All that you
still need to do is tar it up and put it on Metalab. Oh, and delete all those
Emacs backup files. So you say
rm * ~. And too late, you notice
the extra space in that command. You've just deleted your magnum opus!
But help is at hand. This document presents a discussion of how to retrieve
deleted files from a Second Extended File System. Just maybe, you'll be able
to release that program after all...