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Journal of rafael (2125)

Friday March 15, 2002
04:04 PM


[ #3572 ]
Yesterday I entered the usual command rsync -avz --delete rsync://...(the perl-current repository) . to resync the bleadperl source tree on my machine.

Unfortunately, I forgot to chdir first. The current directory was my $HOME. Consequently, I lost all my files.

Then, I had to recover.

  • First, I got some coffee.
  • I had a backup of my mail, so I only lost a few messages I just received.
  • I recovered my environment settings and my bash aliases and functions through set and alias.
  • Some of my dotfiles (vimrc, Xdefaults, bookmarks, etc.) are available on my website, so I didn't lost them.

But I lost my procmailrc (argh), my newsreader scorefile (double-argh), and my extensive collection of desktop backgrounds.

End of the story: I now have a cronjob that backups all this stuff on another disk.

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