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Re: a quick tip that sometimes saves a lot of further worries

Don't be afraid to use your backups (that you don't make.....)
I once restored most of a root filesystem I had deleted from a
running server. The server stayed up the whole time, through
the mess-up and the restore. Things like /lib.
DEC Alpha running OSF/1  :-)
And.....was OSF/1 ever open-sourced?

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:02 AM songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   i'm sometimes developing code and in the process
> manage to mess it up where it isn't backed up or
> in any other spot, but i do have this habit of
> keeping a terminal open with text and i sometimes
> cat or scroll files there so as long as i don't
> shut down the system i can go there and cut and
> paste things.
>   today this saved me a mild panic as i'd written
> some code and then thought i'd copied it, but then
> i'd clobbered that copy doing something else.
>   *whew*
>   and yes, i do make backups here or there, but
> sometimes i work faster than i do that.  i also
> use git, but i don't always stash temporary copies
> all the time.  today i actually did make a temporary
> copy, but that copy i clobbered on purpose and then
> said "oops"  :)
>   i started looking at undelete file utilities and
> then said, hey perhaps i have this scrolled in
> another terminal...
>   now the really nice feature would be if i actually
> made this into a system where my vi editor would
> automagically scroll it for me in some window...
> that will be for some other time.  i don't want to
> get sidetracked any more for the moment.  gardens
> are sidetracking me enough...
>   just some thoughts in passing.  :)
>   songbird