undelete files

Ranjan Maitra maitra at iastate.edu
Sat Oct 15 14:08:07 UTC 2011

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:45:05 -0500 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Adel ESSAFI wrote:
> > 
> >> if I delete some files with rm; is it possible to restore them?
> > 
> > I recently undeleted some photos, using testdisk.
> > Basically, you have to specify what kind of files you are looking for.
> > In my case I specified JPG.
> > 
> > The process worked well, recovering dozens of JPG files,
> > including those I was looking for.
> > But I found the testdisk documentation almost completely unintelligible.
> Looking again, I see that
> <http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_ext2>
> explains reasonably clearly what to do.

Thanks very much! I stand corrected from my previous answer which
appears to have been out of inadequate knowledge. So, how does one
"really delete" a file then? 

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