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Help... :'( How do you recover an overwritten file on Linux? Or if you can undo an awk command. I accidentally switched the input and output names for an awk command and now the original file is empty. I lost 400000000 lines of data.

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http://www.linux.org/threads/undelete-files-on-linux-systems.4316/ http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/storage/8257-how-to-recover-lost-files-after-you-accidentally-wipe-your-hard-drive http://www.giyf.com
The problem is I didn't delete it or wipe my drive. Those would have temporary backups.
Maybe you should read my question carefully before assuming.

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And maybe you should learn how recovery tools work. Did you even look up the two mentioned and the different ways to use them before you assumed I did not know what I was linking?
Look at examples 6 and 8: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Data_Recovery_Examples and perhaps a few other things they can do: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_and_PhotoRec_in_various_digital_forensics_testcase

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