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rm versus deleting from GUI If you used the command rm, you did indeed delete the file. The data is no longer reachable from the file system - except there was another hard link to the file (unusual), or you deleted a symbolic link. The actual data may be still on the disk, on disk blocks the filesystem assumes to be unused. It you want to recover it, you ...


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There's a special case where you can get a deleted file back - when it's still open in some program. You just have to figure out what program is using it. I saved this answer by Patrick from Unix and Linux Stack Exchange, but not a link to the original. Recovering a deleted file if the file is still open in a program. If the file is still open, you can ...


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dd is a whole lot worse than rm or any other mechanism that just marks blocks in the filesystem as available. dd does verbatim reads and writes on the disk or partition, thus by overwriting it not only deletes files on the filesystem but destroys information on the filesystem how the data was organized and the filesystem itself. While some data structures ...



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