I moved/renamed a folder with .svg-figures using
mv fig figs. In my mind, this should have renamed the folder 'fig' to 'figs'. Accordingly, the output from
ls showed a folder named 'figs' when I ran it directly after renaming. I never checked that the content was in the folder, but went on to produce a few pdfs using
pandoc. Now, when I run
ls, the directory 'figs' is no longer listed and I can't find the containing figures anywhere in my system.
sudo updatedb and then
locate fig | grep svg (most files in the folder had 'fig' in the file name and the extension .svg). I also tried
sudo find / -iname "*fig*" |grep svg, but non of the figures I had in the original directory show up. I also tried looking in
~/.local/share/Trash, but nothing there either.
I thought I was safe first since I use SpiderOak to backup all my files and it also keeps track of deleted files and file versions. However, when I went into the client there is nothing there. Neither of the directories 'fig' or 'figs' are listed either in existing or deleted files. This is a mystery to me, does anyone have an idea of what happened and where I can find my figures? Or is my only hope to use something like
photorec to restore all deleted files on the entire partition?
Here is a full list of all the commands I ran from moving the directory to starting to search for it.
ll is an alias for
ls -al and
l is an alias for
2013 mv fig figs 2014 pandoc -s -o out/figs.pdf fig_ce_ms.md 2015 l 2016 history | grep pandoc 2017 history | grep pandoc | grep svg 2018 cat pandoc-svg.py 2019 cat ~/edu/notes/notetaking_approach.md 2020 "pandoc -f markdown -t plain" 2021 pandoc -f markdown -t plain 2022 pandoc -f markdown -t plain abs_ce_ms.md 2023 pandoc -f markdown -t plain met_ce_ms.md 2024 cat met_ce_ms.md 2025 echo "pandoc -f markdown -t plain" >> ~/edu/notes/notetaking_approach.md 2026 pandoc -o out/figs.pdf fig_ce_ms.md 2027 pandoc -o out/figs.pdf fig_ce_ms.md --filter= 2028 ls 2029 pandoc -o out/figs.pdf fig_ce_ms.md --filter=./pandoc-svg.py 2030 ls fig_ce_ms.md 2031 ls figs 2032 ls ../ 2033 ls 2034 l 2035 ll 2036 sudo updatedb 2037 locate fig