Sun, August 29th 2010, 9:05PM:|
What is the best thing to do...
... when getting home, after having spent an entire afternoon shooting beautiful flowers? Right: Delete all the images as well as those you've been taking in the past six months and that you didn't backup yet. How could that happen? Well, whenever you're unsure about what one of your self written Linux shell scripts is doing, make sure to read the *entire* script and not just every second line.
Sure, even under Linux, there is some software around allowing to recover freshly erased files. The first one I tried is called "fatback": As it, however, didn't come with a (usable) manual, I called the binary from the directory that used to contain all my images, hoping the software would be looking for deleted files in that folder. WRONG! Instead of doing so, it created some stupid log file right in that directory, and (most likely) totally wrecked some of my lost data. Aaaw, crap! Still, I didn't want to give up and kept on looking for another software. A tool called "photorec" was the next I tried: This one did a pretty good job, as it managed to recover almost every file, including some those that I already deleted right during the shooting, because of bad composition, blown highlights and so on... Unfortunately, when browsing the recovered files afterwards using UFraw, most of them turned out to be corrupted, probably because of that #*$&% "fatback" software!
So, instead of giving you colourful flowers tonight, this is all I have...