[Gllug] Undelete...?

Richard Huxton dev at archonet.com
Thu Feb 5 16:25:08 UTC 2004

On Thursday 05 February 2004 14:30, Jason Clifford wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Kristian Davies wrote:
> > Is there a way of getting my file back?
> >
> > I realise this is a total newb question, but I find it hard to believe
> > there is no way of recovering a file which has not been overwritten.
> That's because you are not thinking of your PC as a multi-user system.
> True multi-user multitasking systems don't really do undelete as it cannot
> be reliable with lots of users/processes able to write to the disk.

Actually, it's more a property of the OS/fileststem than anything to do with 

Novell would keep deleted files around for weeks if you had enough empty disk 
space (and the right config). I seem to remember it would keep multiple 
versions of old files around if you wanted it to.

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.
  Richard Huxton
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