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remove files after x hours but ignore hidden folder/files

I have a mounted a folder to a seedbox. and in the folder i use syncthing. so it creates a " .stfolder" which is used for syncthing . basically i am having trouble finding a script to run ...
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Recover files from a tmpfs?

How do I recover files from a tmpfs? Some people say to use Volatility, but Python 2 Volatility doesn't have any Linux modules, and I don't see where to do file recovery in the Python 3 Volatility ...
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Restore deleted contents of a text file

Due to this bug, the content of one of my source files was deleted. I searched a lot and found that I can read the raw data on the storage device with the dd command, and I can find the address of ...
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`rsync` deletes all after input/output error mapping

I'm running a rsync command between two servers with the following command: rsync -auv -P --delete --delete-excluded --stats --progress -e "ssh -i ~/.ssh/$ssh_pkey -p $port -l $user" $...
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Restore a deleted file from a folder in AWS EC2 Instance [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie to the world of Linux/UNIX and I have the following situation: I was doing a deployment of changes to an AWS EC2 instance, which as I understand is pretty much a server that is ...
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mkdir gives "No space left on device" message but sudo mkdir works [duplicate]

When I try to use mkdir test in /home/, I get mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: No space left on device. I've deleted over 1Gb of files and restarted some processes that were using deleted files, ...
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File deletion bypasses trash bin on Btrfs subvolumes

Nautilus trash do not move file to trash bin on btrfs file system instead it deletes them permanently. Thunar seems to do the same thing, and it seems related to lower level library implementation of ...
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Tab completion error: bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device

I am absolutely new to Linux. I downloaded 50GB of data on the server disk via SSH. Then I deleted them using midnight commander. Now, the tab-completion doesn't work, and it is giving me the ...
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How to recover files deleted by rm -vr?

When looking up a way to uninstall minecraft using console commands, the very first result on google told me to use the command: rm -vr ~/ .minecraft/*. I thought, oh well, I'm specifying the ...
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Undelete a specific folder with text files on a LUKS-encrypted, btrfs-formatted partition on GNU/Linux

How can I "undelete" a folder full of files on a GNU/LINUX system, where the partition is LUKS-encrypted and formatted using btrfs *? On my Debian Stable (currently Bullseye) machine I have ...
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df shows that no space left, but du disagree

df -h show that I'm almost out of space on my / (output is truncated): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 0 16G 0% /dev tmpfs 3,2G 2,2M 3,2G 1% ...
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Ensuring no files were deleted from directory at a certain time

I accidentally started an rm -rf on a large directory that I was working in. The directory contains, among other things, a data directory containing a number of subdirectories that each contain ...
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ext4magic segfault

I am trying to restore a directory I accidentally deleted which contained many files. Ironically this was a fat finger error while trying to set up a backup! I am following the instructions here: The ...
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I just deleted everything in my home directory. How? And why are some files still there?

Never thought this would happen to me, but there you go. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I ran a build script from a repository inside the wrong directory without looking at the source first. Here's the script Scripts/...
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linux /proc/mounts deleted, how to fix?

I have no idea how it happened but /proc/mounts is gone root# cat /proc/mounts cat: /proc/mounts: No such file or directory I can no long mount NFS shares anymore either. # mount -t nfs 10.10.10.10:/...
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How to recover “deleted” files in Linux on an NTFS filesystem (files originally from macOS)

My girlfriend has a external hard disk with 10 years+ of photos, documents and more. A lot of these files originate from her old iPhone 5 and her MacBook. The hard disk itself is NTFS Format. Since ...
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Why does redshift use the deleted file /memfd:pulseaudio?

I ran a rkhunter scan (sudo rkhunter -c --enable all --disable none --rwo) and it showed me that redshift is accessing a deleted file. I'd like to find out why it's doing so and why it would need ...
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Is ~/.local/share/Trash/files used by GNOME only for deleted files and not by rm command?

I am using RHEL8, and I see the directory - ~/.local/share/Trash/files And there were so many files in it. Looking at the name and files present there it gave me an intuition that it is similar to ...
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Does anyone know the way to undelete file on ZFS?

Is there any way to undelete file on ZFS. I overwrote JPG file with the scanned image. Unfortunately, I didn't take snapshot. But ZFS uses the CoW mechanism, overwritten data may still alive, I think. ...
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Find command in linux and delete, but test with print, give no results

I'm trying to find some files on my NAS and then delete the files/folders that's more then 5 days old. I can use the find command as: find /volume1/docker/UV/videos -type f -print And then i get all ...
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Restore deleted version of nginx configuration

I applied the following wrong Sed command to my nginx configuration: sed 's/php7.2-fpm/php7.4-fpm/g' /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default > /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default And the entire file is gone....
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100% disk usage. what to do?

root@vps559:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 960M 0 960M 0% /dev tmpfs 195M 648K 194M 1% /run /dev/sda1 20G 20G 82M 100% / ...
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Is it possible to read a .sh that was deleted from file system but is being executed? [duplicate]

I've received a project that some dude did and it's on production stage. But that guy had some issues with project managers and other team members (bad attitude, being an ass.. etc). Intentionally he ...
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how to delete a file physically from disk in linux so that there is no way it can be recovered?

I am trying to delete a file in linux, (Ubuntu 20.04). As per my understanding, when we delete a file, the inode and directory entry structures are modified first and the file is actually deleted at a ...
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I need a script to delete files that are more than a certain size, in centos 7 [closed]

Given the name and size of a file, if the files size is more then the given size it should be deleted.
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Copy a file with zero links but still open in some process

I like to copy this file: # lsof +L -p XXX Anime4KCP 78674 evar 14w REG 1,6 101187628 0 8682526126 /Users/evar/Base/_Code/Misc/Anime4KCPP/bin/output/...
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I accidentally deleted var directory in my linux opensuse system. I can't acces the GUI as var/lib/gdm also got deleted

Message shown: Server authorization directory (daemon/ServeAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this doesn't exist.
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What is the impact of deleting /etc/rc.d and /etc/rc0.d?

I am relatively new to black-screen Os-es (*nix) I was given few commands to run on Linux: remove etc/rc.d/rc0.d remove only logscan, procscan and gpp I got confused and did: rm -rf rc.d rm -rf rc0....
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after deleting some files. space is not freed

after deleting some files. space is not freed. by running the command df -h the free space is always 0. /dev/sda3 233G 224G 0 100% / even after rebooting the system output df -h;ls -l ...
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Recovering files on CentOS 7

I would like to know if it is possible to recover files that I have deleted? I have VPS with CentOS 7 and if it is possible I would like to look for (and recover) deleted files by their file ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/ directory in CentOS 8

Accidentally /usr/ directory got deleted, in Cent OS 8. For recovering CentOS, I have found this link which needs live CentOS 8 installed in USB drive. However CentOS 8 doesn't have live ISO release ...
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/var/log/messages growing indefinately because rsyslog won't let it be deleted

I had an issue with /var running low on space despite it only appearing to have only 2 gigs of files allocated on the 5 gig partition. I determined the issue was that /var/log/messages was deleted but ...
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Problems with apt in Raspbian where /var content has been removed or corrupt

Apparently on a production server there has been some problem and someone has deleted the contents of the /var folder. This has caused several errors that I have been solving with various services ...
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Restore deleted images (png/gif/jpg/jpeg)

I inadvertently deleted images from my Linux filesystem today with classic command rm -f. All deleted images were in one single folder. Not all my images were in this folder, it was only very specific ...
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Delete one type of file from specific directory however not from subdirectory

I am currently working on HP-UX and have a cron job which runs every morning which deletes file older than certain number of days based on retention policy. Recently I added a sub directory at the ...
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Recovery software for corrupted files when running a linux system?

I am looking for options regarding recovering deleted files (don't recall if corrupted applied). Filesystem for the corrupted files are VFAT-formatted on a USB, though I run a Linux system (but can ...
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Use rsync to mirror source for website deployment, but not delete selected files in destination

I have been working on this for several days and no matter what I do I can't get it to work. I've read practically every Q&A on StackExchange network about rsync but still not found the answer. ...
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What does it mean to overwrite a file but keep it?

The wipe tool has the option -k Keep files, i.e. do not remove() them after overwriting. What does that mean not to remove a file that was ... well... wiped?
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On Mac OSX, how can I open a deleted file which is still open by a process?

b2-osx108v8-01:~ bamboo$ lsof -p 264 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME <lines removed> java 264 bamboo 20w REG 1,2 240906 ...
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What happens when the current directory is deleted?

In the first terminal A, I create a directory, enter the directory, and create a file: $ mkdir test $ cd test $ touch file1.txt $ ls file1.txt Then in another terminal B, I delete the directory: $ ...
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Is there a way to completely delete a previously deleted file without formatting the whole drive?

I am working on a server with others and I want to completely delete files which were previously deleted using 'rm'. I cannot format the server disk as others share it with me. Is it effective to ...
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rm -rf destroyed directories of the files set to be deleted (multiple arguments)

In a testing environment I executed: rm -rf /var/www/html/${domain} /etc/nginx/sites-available/${domain} /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/${domain} The result was that html, sites-available and sites-...
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How to undelete a file on a btrfs filesystem

Which software and commands are required, to undelete a file on a btrfs filesystem?
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Removing speed using `srm` and the Gutmann method is too low

I need to delete some files using Gutmann method. Deleting files using srm -rvz took for me more than 16 hours and after that I canceled it. After that I do a test: I tried to delete a 5GB file ...
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Accidentally trashed large file

I accidentally moved an entire directory of ~100GB to trash. I was trying to place it in bookmarks but dragged it into trash. It's there in the trash. But when i try to restore I run out of space ...
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Recovering files deleted by rsync

I entered the command rsync -rltpHS --delete-excluded rsync://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ /your/dir/ with /your/dir/ as my home directory, which resulted in all of my files being deleted and replaced with the ...
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How to Check the location of a deleted file in CentOS Linux distribution? [duplicate]

I have deleted a file and now I want it on the same place from where I have deleted? How I can check that deleted file in my system from CLI? I tried find command but end up nothing.
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Deleted files still in use: memfd:pulseaudio(pulsaudi), memfd:xshmfence(Xorg), /tmp/ib...(mysqld)

So I'm running a freshly installed Debian 9.1 with KDE and some tool showed me that these files have been deleted but are still in use: memfd:pulseaudio(pulsaudi) memfd:xshmfence(Xorg) /tmp/ibAbCdEf(...
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Delete files in Linux unrecoverable

What's the ideal command or software to erase files in Linux so they are unrecoverable? A kernel command or any other command or software that would delete the files and make them unrecoverable
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What constitutes a Scrub "Pass"?

The Scrub utility on Linux can accept different methods of scrubbing. These allow for different types and orders of 'passes'. For example, the 4-pass DoD 5220.22-M section 8-306 procedure is a 4-pass ...
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