Brian Foster wrote:
> I use this fact on occasion to "save" data, via the well-
> known attack of hard-linking to a supposedly-temporary file
> I want to preserve. the subsequent unlink(2)ing of the
> "temporary" file does not destroy the data.
Now here is a thought: a Unix version of the "Deleted Items" folder.
In the root of a hard drive, create a directory ".unwanted". Then
periodically create hard links to every file on the hard drive that does not
have hard links.
That way, when someone accidentally does "rm *" or whatever, you still have
a link under ".unwanted"
Another script can then periodically clear out enough old files to ensure
that there is usually enough disk space.
Although this sounds like a horrible hack. It would no doubt be much better
to have a transaction oriented file system with a rollback facility. :)
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