`If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on
the shoulders of giants.' (Isaac Newton)
This mini-Howto was originally derived from a posting in the
newsgroup by Robin Glover
I would like to thank Robin for graciously allowing me to rework his ideas into
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank once again all the
people who've written to me about the Howto. Receiving grateful comments
makes the effort worth while.
Some bibliographic references:
Frisch, Æleen (1995), Essential System Administration, second edition,
O'Reilly and Associates, Inc., ISBN: 1-56592-127-5.
Garfinkel, Simson, Daniel Weise and Steven Strassmann
(1994), The Unix-Haters Handbook, IDG Books, ISBN: 1-56884-203-1. Much
of this book is merely the adolescent whinings of people who think that
their operating system was so much better than Unix, and much of the
rest simply doesn't apply if you have a well-written user-space such as GNU.
But there is some wheat among the chaff; for example, the discussion of how
easy it is to delete files under Unix is well worth reading.
Glover, Robin (31 Jan 1996), HOW-TO : undelete linux files
(ext2fs/debugfs), comp.os.linux.misc Usenet posting.
Peek, Jerry, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides et al (1993),
UNIX Power Tools, O'Reilly and Associates, Inc./Random House, Inc., ISBN:
0-679-79073-X. Second edition, 1998.