Several times in the past I’ve accidentally overwritten a file or used a greedy wildcard with rm -rf. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry, scalpel can recover your file(s). My experience using scalpel was on a Ubuntu server but the tool will work on other linux distros including Redhat, Fedora, Debian, and more.  A Windows and Mac OS X build is also available.

scalpel is my tool of choice because it will recover files from the newer ext4 filesystem, which is the default filesystem for Ubuntu since (continue reading…)

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