brian at freebsd-services.com
Thu Sep 20 02:08:29 BST 2001
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 05:56:21PM +0100, Thomas Beauchamp wrote:
> > Hi!
> > On my FreeBSD 4.2 server, logged as 'root', I type by mistake following
> > command:
> > rm -R / *.eml
> > What is the extent of the damage, please.
> > It looks as if almost everything is erased.
> Whoops. It's not going to be easy to fix. Will almost definitely
> require a reinstall.
> It _may_ be possible to recover some of the data, but I don't know
> off the top of my head whether there are any tools around for that.
Indeed. This is the electronic equivalent to blowing your foot off
with a sawn-off shotgun and asking if there's any way of walking
The answer is yes, but you'll need to get yourself a new foot (or
restore your foot from a backup).
Brian <brian at freebsd-services.com> <brian at Awfulhak.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour ! <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
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