[olug] *sigh* Need a Linux / ext3 unerase tool...

Obi-Wan obiwan at jedi.com
Fri Apr 2 17:01:52 UTC 2010

> In cleaning up a filesystem on an external HDD I accidentally removed a
> directory I wanted to keep.
> Anyone have any recommendations on a utility to un-erase a directory or
> file?

I went through this a while back, and I seem to recall finding that
such a beast *couldn't* exist due to the way ext3 does journalling.

That's what backups are for.

Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth                             obiwan at jedi.com
   The stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the
     Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
       promise that You will pull me through.  -- Rich Mullins

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