okay, so tyeing to type "icons" in the /usr/share/ directory, hit the delete key as root, now my icons are gone, all of them, the options for play in totem or the ones on the desktop....all of them, any help?
I like Bash porn so I wrote you a present:
That echos out all the installed packages that had files in
It's going to use a lot of bandwidth and whatever you do, don't interrupt it, but it should get you all your packaged icons back.
Of course you can reverse that logic so you use something like this:
As Andrea points out
You will need to do something like:
You will need to replace $package with a list of package names, for every single package which had files under that path. That is quite a lot of packages, especially if you have any non-default packages installed.
Something like this might be a good start for you:
first of all :: don't do this again :)
now, depending on which icons you had, you should reinstall them back via synaptic, console, or USC (ubuntu software center), as was mentioned by 2 other answers
if icons were from default themes, them simply reinstall this gnome-icon-theme
ex. command from dobey will look like this