Re: a quick tip that sometimes saves a lot of further worries
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:10:21 -0500
- From: Nicholas Geovanis <nickgeovanis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
> 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. :)