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You're Clueless!

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on November 18, 2006 01:35 AM
What happens when you delete a file from the command line?
What happens when a file is changed by you/someone else/an application?
What happens when a client workstation deletes a file from a file server over the network?

In the case of Linux file systems like Ext2/3, Reiser, JFS, and others that information is GONE! In the case of Netware and -less so- Windows, the file or a previous version of the file can be recovered almost instantly by any user with appropriate rights to the file. No need for funky and unreliable hacks like the article proposes. No need to drag out backup tapes. No need to call the help desk.

When you get a clue, try to offer a reasonable argument. Until such time, try to avoid posting!



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