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How to recover a file just deleted
How to undelete/restore the deleted files in ubuntu linux

I ran $rm -rf on a machine by mistake.
But it wasn't as a super-user, so only my home directory is lost, however I need to recover the files.

After the command was executed, I ran no more commands and instantly shut down the machine to prevent any data from being overwritten. I am currently running the machine through a live-disk.

Can anyone help me recover the lost files?
If it's any help, I am running Arch-Linux.

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The most important information that is missing is which filesystem are you using. –  Krzysztof Adamski Sep 15 '12 at 10:40
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And do you make periodic backups? (the answer is obviously no). –  bdowning Sep 15 '12 at 10:49
    
Personally I've had decent success with Raise Data Recovery –  bdowning Sep 15 '12 at 10:53
    
This question on SU may be useful. –  terdon Sep 15 '12 at 12:32

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