[Gllug] Undelete...?

Richard Huxton dev at archonet.com
Thu Feb 5 19:59:00 UTC 2004

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?

  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd
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