Solved

recyle bin option in Linux

Posted on 2008-06-25
5
198 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Do we have any tool or application that can enable the feature in linux to restore the data/files that are deleted.

Like in windows all the deleted files/folders goes to recyclebin.

lost+found is not a suitable option.
0
Comment
Question by:theology99
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
arrkerr1024 earned 125 total points
ID: 21865860
In windows when you delete the file it doesn't really delete it, it moves it to the recycle bin.  Moves, not deletes.  If you are running a GUI like KDE or GNOME and you delete a file, same thing, it has a trash can that isn't really a delete until you empty it.

Deleting from the command line in linux is just like deleting a file from the DOS prompt - it really gets deleted.  If you want to recover you have to run a filesystem recovery program.

Lost-and-found isn't meant, and doesn't function, like a recycle bin.

If you have crazy users working remotely that are deleting files you might write a script that moves a file to something like /recycle-bin, and then move the normal rm command to rm.really-delete and put the script in its place.
0
 

Author Comment

by:theology99
ID: 21872988
no I am not using the graphical mode.
explain this to me in text mode.
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:nabeelmoidu
nabeelmoidu earned 125 total points
ID: 21873095
0

Featured Post

Is Your Team Achieving Their Full Potential?

74% of employees feel they are not achieving their full potential. With Linux Academy, not only will you strengthen your team's core competencies but also their knowledge of of the newest IT topics.

With new material every week, we'll make sure that you stay ahead of the game.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

1. Introduction As many people are interested in Linux but not as many are interested or knowledgeable (enough) to install Linux on their system, here is a safe way to try out Linux on your existing (Windows) system. The idea is that you insta…
The purpose of this article is to show how we can create Linux Mint virtual machine using Oracle Virtual Box. To install Linux Mint we have to download the ISO file from its website i.e. http://www.linuxmint.com. Once you open the link you will see …
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question