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EXT3UNDEL.CONF

NAME
DESCRIPTION
SETTINGS
FILE SYSTEMS AND PATHS
RUNTIME OPTIONS
FOREMOST AND PHOTOREC OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

NAME

ext3undel.conf − Configuration file for the ext3undel scripts

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents the options that can be set in the ext3undel.conf configuration file. For a description of what ext3undel does, see the ext3undel(8) manpage.

SETTINGS

The syntax of options is OPTION=value - Bash syntax, since it will be sourced by the ext3undel executables, which are written in Bash script.

ext3undel first parses the /etc/ext3undel/ext3undel.conf, and after that, if found, the ˜/.ext3undel/ext3undel.conf (which overwrites settings then). So in the first file you should define system-wide defaults - and your personal preferences as e.g. your projects should be defined in your personal config file. If you are the only user on the system, you could of course put all configuration to /etc/relman/relman.conf if you prefer, since you don’t hurt anyone by that.

The following settings are available in ext3undel.conf:

FILE SYSTEMS AND PATHS

First to say: The scripts are not creating any temporary files in the TMPDIR (since it could be on the partition you want to recover from, and we don’t want the scripts to destroy what they should regain, do we?). They just need a place where to create named pipes.

Usually there will be no need to change the pipes, but you may want to define a different directory for them.

TMPDIR

The directory where to create the named pipes in. Default: /tmp

MNTFILE

A named pipe used when parsing the mountpoint information. Default: ${TMPDIR}/undel_FIFO

TMP

An additional pipe needed here and there. Default: $TMPDIR/undel_FIFO2$$

RESTDIR

Directory name to recover to. Name is used relative to the target file systems mount point - so no leading slash here (and no trailing slash either)! Default is "recover" (i.e., if you select the root (’/’) mountpoint as restore target, the files will be found in "/recover").

RUNTIME OPTIONS

These are options to control the behaviour of the scripts at runtime.

SILENT

Whether to suppress progress messages. Questions and problems will still be displayed - regardless how you set this. Valid settings are 0 or 1, default is 0.

DEBUG

Shall we output debug information? You will normally not need this, but in some cases it is really useful to track a problem. Valid settings are 0 or 1, default is 0.

FOREMOST AND PHOTOREC OPTIONS

Though we prefer to use PhotoRec, foremost is used as a fallback solution if the PhotoRec executable cannot be found. So here are some options for foremost; valid settings are always either 0 or 1:

USETS

Whether to use timestamped directories. Setting this to 0, the RESTDIR will be treated literally - but then foremost will fail in case this directory already exists. Setting it to 1 (default) appends a timestamp to RESTDIR.

USEQUICK

Enables foremosts Quick recover mode (see the foremost man page / documentation for details). Valid settings are 0 or 1, default is 1.

USEQUIET

Tell foremost to "shut up" (1) or not (0, default).

READONLY

Whether foremost shall run in a "dry mode" (1) and recover nothing, but just display what it would do, or really do the job (0, default)

VERBOSE

Cause foremost to talk as much as possible (1, default) or not (0).

ALLHEAD

Tell foremost to write all headers (see formost documentation on the "-a" parameter). Valid settings: 0 or 1, default 1.

WHOLESPACE

Shall we recover from the whole partition (1) or from the free space only (0 - default)? Recovering from the whole partition may include undeleted files as well. This option will only have effect for PhotoRec 6.9+.

The following options apply to both, PhotoRec and foremost:
RECOPROG

Set your favorite if both, foremost and PhotoRec are installed. By default, ext3undel first checks for PhotoRec and only then for foremost if PhotoRec is not found (RECOPROG=photorec). To direct it to always use foremost, set it to "RECOPROG=foremost"

FILESPEC

One thing for both, PhotoRec AND foremost: default file type to restore. This is usually identical to the file extension (check the foremost / PhotoRec documentation for supported file formats). To recover all, set it to FILESPEC="everything" (default).

SEE ALSO

gabi(8)

ralf(8)

ext3undel(8)

http://projects.izzysoft.de/trac/ext3undel (Project page)

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Andreas Itzchak Rehberg (devel@izzysoft.de), the author of the program. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2.

More information may be found on the authors website, http://www.izzysoft.de/