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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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Get list of files deleted by rm -rf

I hadn't sleep much. A bad script was creating a folder under somewhere/~ and I tried to removed it with rm -rf ~. I Ctrl C quickly and I don't think I've lost much files. I get they are lost for ...
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macOS rm command '-W' option - undelete

I was looking at the man page for the rm command on my MacBook and I noticed the the following: -W Attempt to undelete the named files. Currently, this option can only be used to recover ...
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How to see the contents of a file I deleted, but that a process is still writing to

I started a very long running job (expected to take 6 days to finish), and want to see its output, so I did: $ nohup ./thejob.sh > out.txt When I need to see the job progress I tail - f the file. ...
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Securely overwriting part of disk

A while ago I sought out the answer to the opposite question to the one I am posing here and found this answer: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/98700 The grep() piped to tee() in the comments was ...
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What to do with extundelete recovered files

So, i accidentally delete my files. I attempt to recover files using extundelete with --restore-all options. Inside the RECOVERED_FILES directory i got files.xxxxx which i think is inode file. My ...
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Cannot remove directory, operation not supported on NTFS

I have an old Windows directory that I have not been able to remove using Windows processes so I moved to Slax Linux to try and remove it. When removing the directory I receive Cannot remove [...
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Deleting a specific file from inside a tar file [duplicate]

I have to delete the files which are zipped and then stored in .tar format. I Have to untar the files then delete the files which name includes XXX, YYY or ZZZ. There are more than thousand of .tar ...
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Can anyone delete the '/bin' folder in linux?

Can we delete the /bin folder in /usr directory in linux. If yes, then what are its consequences?
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How to recover the deleted binary executable file of a running process

I have a process running very long time. I accidentally deleted the binary executable file of the process. Since the process is still running and doesn't get affected, there must be the original ...
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Writing and reading from file descriptor 3 and /proc

When I run the following command: exec 3<<< "TEST" I can see the following appear in /proc (note last line regarding FD3 reading deleted): # ls -al /proc/$$/fd total 0 dr-x------ 2 root ...
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Recovering a file that is overwritten with cat >

If you have a file called myfile and you do cat > myfile instead of cat myfile (to see it's contents) I understand that it is overwritten. Is there any possible way to recover its contents? I tried ...
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Why does the pwd doesn't update after directory removal?

I tried a little experiment where I created 2 folders Dir1 and Dir2 inside my Desktop directory, such that Dir1 is parent of Dir2. /home/username/Desktop/Dir1/Dir2 Then, I use cd to set my pwd as /...
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How to find the files have been removed in Shell? [duplicate]

If I deleted a file, how am I able to display that file just removed? For example: I deleted a file named A, if I run my shell, that will display file A have been removed.
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Recovering deleted files (Mac OSx)

I have gone through couple of previously answered questions but couldn't find any thing which will work for me. I used this command accidently on a wrong folder, which deleted some important files ...
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All my files have been erased after I tried to make my audio better

I am using Kali Linux 2.0 Debian 64 bit and I was having some problems with Sound output, I went to a certain website which advised me to execute the following sudo killall pulseaudio sudo apt-...
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Deleted “apt-get” on Kali Linux need re-installing [duplicate]

I am on an Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, and I have two hard drives; One has Windows, but is not big enough for anything other than it (128GB SSD) and on a separate 2TB HDD I have grub installed, so I can ...
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Running tar cmd in wrong format, how to recover [duplicate]

Trying to tar a file called report, but accidentally running wrong format $ ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 708 Aug 20 10:12 report $ tar czvf report report.tar.gz then $ ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/include. What can I do to reinstall the files that were in that directory?

I was trying to get SFML working on fedora 24, and I accidentally deleted the usr/include directory in the process. Is there any way to reinstall all the missing files? Or do I have to reinstall the ...
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What happens when we delete resolv.conf file from a Linux server?

I have deleted the resolv.conf file from a Linux server and now I am not able to login to that server. What is the logic behind this and how can this be resolved?
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Free space not reclaimed after truncating the fd

I have an old log that stays in (deleted) state, and after applying > /proc/'pid'/fd/4 the space is not reclaimed. In fact, the size of file is zeroed, but the space is still used ? Have I ...
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Ignore 'cannot remove `dir`: Is a directory message

I'm setting up an automation process where I am deleting files in a directory which contains sub-directories. I only want to delete the files in the directory, and want to keep the sub-directories ...
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Restore part of a package that was accidentally deleted

In the process of trying to fix an issue, I accidentally deleted /sbin/sysctl when I was intending to delete /etc/sysctl.conf. When I run sysctl I get the error that says The program 'sysctl' is ...
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View list of deleted files

I have executed rm -f *.gz about 30 days ago. Is there any way to find out the list of files that were deleted?
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How to Make MoveToTrash mean Delete Permanently by One-liner?

I did Move to Trash > Empty Trash. However, .fileNames and .directoryNames stay in the filesystem those .files/.directories which have exactly the same name as my deleted files/directories For ...
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How to Prevent Dropbox Access Elsewhere when Symlink?

I have the symbolic link ln -s $HOME/BTsync/masi/ $HOME/Dropbox/ I notice that contents in Dropbox GUI on Internet Browser are in conflict where masi directory has old files. I delete the directory ...
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Restore deleted text file content [duplicate]

I just wrote an important text and stored it as a simple text file. Then i accidentally cut out the content (with Ctrl+X) when i just wanted to copy it, and saved the file. Now it is of course empty. ...
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unlink original file instead of symbolic link. What to do?

I had a file with symbolic link link -> original_file original_file I mistakenly ran unlink command with original_file Now the original file is missing and the symbolic link is broken. What to do?...
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How does ext[n] delete files?

I know that a lot of deleted files can theoretically be recovered, which suggests that "deleting" doesn't actually remove the information. So how do the various extN (e.g. ext4) filesystems delete ...
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What's the fastest way to remove all files & subfolders in a directory? [duplicate]

One program created lots of nested sub-folders. I tried to use command rm -fr * to remove them all. But it's very slow. I'm wondering is there any faster way to delete them all?
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cd out of deleted folder

Is there a way to cd out of a directory which has just been deleted (go up one level into the upper folder which still exists? It often happens to me that I have a console opened for a folder, and ...
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Using --delete option with rsync

We are using the following rsync command in a script to copy files from source to destination. rsync -av --exclude 'share/web/sessions/' --rsync-path "sudo rsync" /sdata/ 172.31.X.X:/sdata/ &>...
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recover files if still being used by a process

I have run into a problem where I accidentally erased the contents of a conf file. I am trying to use the cp and tail recovery process that I saw online but it does not appear to be working. The file ...
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Recover files inside a folder which was replaced by an empty one. (openSUSE, Ext4)

Is there a way to restore a folder or better the containing files and folders of the folder which was replaced by a empty one with the same name? FileSystem: Ext4 OS: openSUSE 42.1 If it is ...
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How to fully delete files bypassing the trash?

Using Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I deleted some files using ShiftDel, so that they wouldn't go to the trash, but hoping they would be deleted immediately. However, the files are still there, they have ...
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How to delete huge files from linux

I've been facing an issue that while using lsof | grep deleted command, I got the following result: sendmail 11633 smmsp 3uW REG 8,7 329818112 8119977 /var/spool/...
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How to safely delete a regular directory that contains several btrfs snapshots inside it?

I have a regular directory than contains directly underneath it several btrfs snapshots. Is it safe to do an rm -rf on the parent directory, or do I need to first do a btrfs subvolume delete SUBVOL on ...