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So I did it again.
Allthough --- the last time I remember this for sure, was before 1993 :) So maybe it's not all that bad.
What I did? Easy:
rm -f *.org
And it did, what I asked for. However, it had escaped my mind that seconds before that I did
and the shell was not in the same directory as my mind. Duh.
Being through systems administration for too long, I had internalized pretty much the following sequence of key presses. First do an exact ls of what you want to delete. Then press
[Ctrl][p] to repeat the ls command [Ctrl][a] to move the cursor to the beginning of the ls command [Ctrl][d] a couple of times to remove the ls command possibly including options [r][m][space][-][f][r] to create the appropriate rm command, possibly with other options [Return]
but please /never/ change the argument list.
Not being in systems administration any more, this habit has obviously faded too much. --- Well, it's back now.
Looking at this four days later:
I made an experiment with extundelete, but failed miserably
I lost only 4 days worth of personal journaling, really nothing that would save the world at large.
I lost only 4 days worth of personal journaling, and not like 2 years or something such.
But what if I had lost 2 years or even everything? Think about it for a minute ... ok, losing appointment data would have been a bit of a hassle, but other than that? I could just forget the old stuff and start from scratch, couldn't I? So just maybe I missed the opportunity to get rid of some clutter in my life.
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