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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Friday March 15, 2002
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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