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Recovering Deleted Files By Inode Number In Linux And Unix

Aug 12, 2008, 21:31 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"So, now it's gone. But, and this is the only thing that's saving us a whole lot of headache, the file is still open in memory since we still have a "tail -f" job running in the background. This means that the tail command still has a filehandle open for our file FILE. Of course, we can't refer to it by that name anymore. One interesting thing to note about an inode is that it contains virtually all the information you ever wanted to know about your file... except it's name!"

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