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When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 208.47.135.227] on February 14, 2008 07:50 PM
This could be very hard to use. Say I have a text file I accidentally deleted. I guess for the rules I have to know the beginning text. I am trying this program out it just doesn't seem that useful to me.

I created a file like so
echo Deletetest with more stuff so I can see it working> Deletetest.txt

removed it like so
rm -f Deletetest.txt

used this as the ruleset
echo -e "0 string Deletetest\nextention txt\ncommand safecat \"\$1\" > \$1">rules.txt

created a place to put saved files like so
mkdir /tmp/rescued

then used magicrescue as follows
magicrescue -r rules.txt /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 -d /tmp/resuced

Maybe I just don't understand something but it just wasn't working too well.
one of the files it rescues should be right no?

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