[Gllug] Undelete...?

Ian Norton bredroll at darkspace.org.uk
Sat Feb 7 13:07:17 UTC 2004

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:59:00PM +0000, Richard Huxton wrote:
> On Thursday 05 February 2004 18:30, Harry wrote:
> > Richard Huxton wrote:
> > > Actually, given the size of drives today, it's something that should be
> > > default on every distro - like other posters have said, we've all done
> > > it.
> >
> > Yes we have but why would it need to be default. Then we get copies of
> > things we do not want copies of laying about all over the place. The
> > reason "rm" actually "removes" things is because that is what it has
> > been designed to do. If you want something different you should have to
> > opt in rather than opt out.
> But it doesn't "remove" things, it unlinks them - an entirely different 
> operation. If it actually went through the file writing zeroes I'd agree.
> Note that I wasn't suggesting these files should be kept permanently, just 
> relink them to another (semi-special) location while the free-space they 
> represent isn't needed. If the disk is low on space, your files won't survive 
> long - if it isn't low on space, why not keep them?

This sounds like to me just how fragmentation happens :-)

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