Ubuntu :: Accidentally Moved Files / User - Can't Find Any Original File
Dec 31, 2010
Initially, I was trying to get around a Nautilus log in error. Using this, I was able to log in, but I entered what seems to be a perfectly clean version of Ubuntu...with no access to my files. [URL].... Now, I can't seem to find any of my original files. Some of the commands I entered in the terminal included:
I'm afraid that I may have deleted the files, or have moved them to another user or someplace on the drive I can't see.
shell scripting in Fedora14I want a script"Find in curent folder for files, and it copy first file he find with name gived by user, if name already exist then echo error message and finish"command usage " bash scriptname copyASname"
smthing like Code: #!/bin/bash for files in /home/user/* do
I ran mv -n /desktop /user/local/bin and as a result everything on my desktop is gone. I tried the opposite mv -n /user/local/bin /desktop in the hopes of undoing it but now only one of those directories will exist at one time. What should I do? How badly did I screw things up?
Need to track which users are making changes to production files. I have a small number of administrators with access to su, but need to be able to identify which administrator is making changes to which files after they have su.I have read several post and articles regarding auditd tool, but it is not clear to me whether this tool can generate a log that shows the original user and file being altered.
i want make a bash panel and i want he will copy files from orginal folder to $user folder i mean when for explame i type i want install some server he say cp: cannot stat 'root/Desktop/2/files/beckup/sa-mp-steam': No such file or directory.
the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?
I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user.I accidentally deleted the Help Icon that is near to the Applications/Places/System tab and I can't find a way to add it again. I tried to right click on the panel, then I clicked "Add to Panel" and tried to find that icon, but it was not there.
I had two accounts. One was an admin and I set the other as an admin as well, but left it without a password since I wanted the new user to enter it themselves. I went into the new admin account and deleted the old, passworded one.
However, this new account doesn't have a password that I explicitly defined on it. How do I change that? The account is the only one and still 'disabled'.
I did a cleanup on old user ids on my server several months ago. One of the user ids was 1005.. When i check the quota page on webmin, it says that userid 1005 is using 8.40 GB on the system, but I can't find those files anywhere! The home folder was deleted with the user ids, so I'm not sure what the username was to begin with.If I check the passwd file - there is no 1005 listed. So i did a find / uid 1005 and I tried a find / -nouser command.. Neither list files owned by 1005. How can I find where those 8.4 GB of files are?edit: when I do a du -sch * to find space being used.. there is only 5 folders within the /home that could have 8G in there .. (assumeing du -sch shows all files, including hidden).. du -sch * from / shows only possible location is in the /home folder
I am using the latest UBUNTU 9.10. It was working great. I logged in as Tom, put in my password and could do what I needed to do. Now when I go to the CLI through the terminal I get "Tom@new-host-2:~$ " which has no privileges. I obviously messed up something. I can't find a way to get back to my original prompt when I access the terminal.
I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu 10.10 with a dual boot with Windows 7. I like it, but I think I might need sound drivers. Flash content sounds seem to lag a lot, and it is kind of annoying. I am using an ASUS M2N68-AM SE2. I can't find the original CD. and even if I did have it, would it even work with Ubuntu? Where can I get a compatible version?
i have a large directory of .bsp files that i would like to convert .bz2 archives. I've been searching for some time and all i can find is the obvious compress multiple files into one large archive. If anyone knows how to convert each file individually, while retaining the original file name (testmap.bsp would be archived as testmap.bsp.bz2)
Trying to configurate gadmid-bind, I change the user and group of my entire filesystem, I archive some advance getting all back but for now,sudo leave me with a problem about guid, i changed sudoers to root againg, but i don't get all back.I dosen't have network connection, because nm-applet dosen't start on my user, and when i run on a xserver with root user it give me: The device is not ready.
I was recently messing around learning chgrp commands, and set my (only) user account to a different group. Now whenever I try to sudo a command, I get 'john is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported' message.I *seem* to have a root account (one is listed in System->admin->users and groups), but I'm almost certain that the password for it would be one of 3 things, and it's none of them.
Vista Recovery Windows 7 GRUB Extended -->Fedora 12 (ext4)
so, I shrunk my recovery in Windows 7 successfully, and booted into my Fedora 12 live cd to run Gparted, and move the partitions so that the free space could go towards fedora, I did such, and then I couldn't expand the partition to my dismay. Next, I woke up this morning, tried to boot to fedora to run SSH, grub loaded, but when I tried to boot fedora, I got the "File system check failed" error, and when I tried 7, it just went to a blank screen with a single "_" in the top left-hand corner.
If I move a file to the trash,I can restore it later.But if I empty the trash,I'll be warned that I cannot recover the files if I proceed.Is this really true or are there Linux applications for recovering files deleted from the trash?Uhm...are the files deleted completely and unrecoverably or are there any traces left behind?
I have Ubuntu 10.10 running here and a Windows 7 desktop. I'm using samba to share files and folders. I have full read/write access to the 7 box, and vice versa. However, whenever a user of the 7 box drops a file on my Desktop, for example (it could be any of my shared directories), it always has a padlock on it and I have to chown it before I can move or delete it.Can anyone tell me how to get myself permanent ownership of these files? I'm pretty sure I had this problem once before, and it was an issue of adding myself to a particular group, but I forget.
I have been upgrading Ubuntu as its new distributions are released every six months regularly since quite some time now. Is there a way I can find out which was the original installation version that I first installed after I formatted my disk. I mean as far as I remember I have been using this state of my Ubuntu since 8.04 and have been upgrading since then, but I am not sure.
I had bad experience with disk checking in windows. Boot checker just moved all more and more of my files to a hidden folder without me knowing. I lost a lot of photos due to this. Afterwards when I checked that folder I found that most of the files were intact and I was able to open them without a problem. How dumb is that a program moves files without your permition to do so So I'm wondering what happens with files on Ubuntu if they get corrupted or are suspected as corrupted? And how can I know if the automatic checking procedure that runs when booting found any corrupted files, bad sectors etc... ?
I want to back up an entire Linux system on a 3Tb external Western DIgital USB3 drive.
I do not want to reformat it from what it is, apparemtly NTFS.
Is there a utility that can act like a file manager like mc, that will permit me to create an ever expanding (to 320Gb) TAR file that will retain all the original file permissions. I have had nothing but disappointment with Linux backup utils with a FAT32 external drive, and I am concerned if I just try an tar the entire drive at once, with around 3 million files, I might run out of memory.
Long story short, my Windows had a fatal crash the other day and since I couldn't find the installation disk, I burned the Ubuntu 9.10 disk image to a CD at a friend's place and installed it on one partition of the hard drive. The other partition contained tons of Windows programs and documents in an NTFS system. Ubuntu is cool and all, but when I finally found the Windows disk, I wanted to reinstall it for dual-booting, to use some programs that don't run well in Wine.
To keep some documents safe and not waste any CDs, I moved them over to the Ubuntu partition before installing Windows. As experienced ubuntuists know, the slightly clumsy Windows installer erases GRUB in the process, and it's recommended to install Windows first. So, now I ended up with a working Windows partition and an Ubuntu partition with all of the stored data, which I can access via guest status with the burned CD.
Here's the catch though - as a guest and without Linux properly installed I can't move anything I moved to the Linux partition from the Windows partition back anymore. All the folders have a little X on their top corner. I'd be glad to reinstall Ubuntu now, but I must know how to keep all that tranferred data safe. Can I keep it there during the reinstallation? Should I install Wubi on Windows and access the stuff through it?
I need to find the list of file being tagged by user jack starting from a given date.Eg:Tag Name:lcc_dev_p1User: jackDate: >= 2011-03-02can some done tell me what is the cvs command for this.Should the below command give the correct outputcvs log -R -S -N -rlcc_dev_p1 -d">=2011-03-13" -wjack > /tmp/output.txt
suppose that we wanna install a program, so we must do this : sudo apt-get install program_name after installing that file, yeah indeed we can run that program, but where can actually we find the original-downloaded file in our ubuntu?
How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux - but differs in important ways:
I want all files created in (or copied to or moved to) a certain directory to inherit a set of default permissions that is different from the system default.
Rationale: The directory in question is the "intake hopper" for an application. Users in a group place files in the directory, and the app (running under another user id in the same group) takes them and processes them. The problem is that the owner of each file placed in the directory is the user that placed it there, and the permissions are defaulting to "rw-r--r--"; I want to change that to "rw-rw----". The app doing the intake can't do that explicitly, because the user id the app is running under doesn't own the file in question, and the default permissions don't allow the app to chmod on the file! Obviously, the user could do a chmod after putting the file there - but I want to keep the "drop" by the user as simple as possible. (These folks are not linux-literate, they just drag and drop the files from their windows desktop to a (Samba) network share - i.e. they don't even know they are interacting with a linux system.)
umask seems too powerful: I don't want to set default permissions for every file created anywhere by these users - just those created in (or placed in) this directory.