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Re: Is there a log file of ...?




If using bash, try using the up-arrow and you should be shown your
command history.  If your history is large enough, you'll find the
command you used to rename the file.
On Fri, 7 Sep 2018, Richard Owlett
wrote:

> Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 15:46:31
> From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: debian-user <debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Is there a log file of ...?
> Resent-Date: Fri,  7 Sep 2018 19:47:20 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Earlier today when launching a long used from a console rather than by
> clicking on an icon, I got a strange WARNING message.
>
> I reported it on a related Usenet group. I got a reply from a Windows user
> suggesting several things to investigate. A key sub-string, and its usage,
> caught my attention. I used the Mate Search Tool to locate any file with that
> sub-string. Found one. Rather than deleting it I just added some characters to
> the beginning of the filename. The purpose was to easily restore things to the
> original state. It _*APPARENTLY*_ solved my problem. Later a different path of
> investigation was suggested.
>
> I wish to restore the old filename to run a test of the 2nd suggestion.
>
> Real world intervenes - i.e. Murphy's Law
> By a weird chain of associations I was able discover its *NEW* name.
> Still not sure of its original name - but that's another issue to be explored
> on a different group.
>
> To repeat my subject line: "Is there a log file of ...?"
> In this case I know the file's extension and VERY approximately when the name
> was changed.
>
> In the appropriate time period I know that there were no more than a dozen
> files created/destroyed/renamed.
>
> Is there a relevant log file?
>
> TIA
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