[PLUG-TALK] Sometimes you have to thank Microsoft

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Sun Mar 22 10:44:29 PDT 2015

Original subject: Sometimes you have to love Microsoft.  Then I came to my senses. 

I'm freshly returned from vacation. Had four SD cards with photos loaded. 

for each card
  mv /run/media/*/*/*/*JPG /srv/photo/trip_du_jour

After that was done I discovered the camera I was using reset the file name counter every time I swapped SD cards.

Big oops.

Ah, but SD cards use FAT32
FAT32, doesn't delete files in any real sense. It just marks their space as available. Undeletion is semi-trivial.

Saved by the filesystem!
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. 
    ~ Albert Einstein

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