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    how to find history of activities done through UI?


    I am kind of new user when it comes to linux. I use xfce interface on my machine. I was doing some reordering and delete of some files. Later I found that I had unkowingly deleted /moved out an important file.

    Is there anyway i can see the history of commands/activities done using the File manager window? something like .bash_history in case of terminal.

    Also, my FileSystem type is fuseblk, how do i recover if the file? I know the second question needs to go to another sub fourm. I will post it there once my first is answered.

    BTW, this is my first post in the community. So forgive me for any rule breaking.

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    There is no log per se, but the xfce's default File Manager (thunar) automagically uses at Trashcan / Recycle Bin unless you specify otherwise. It is likely directly recoverable from there.*

    Thunar | Go | Trash
    or in a terminal
    cd ~/.local/share/Trash
    depending on your preference and comfort level.

    And welcome to the forum.

    * many folks end up using a find cronjob to delete Trashed files after x days/weeks.
    Last edited by fratermus; 03-11-2012 at 08:11 AM. Reason: layout, add greeting

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    As fratermus said, most GUI desktops will drop deleted files into the trashcan, from which they can be restored, at least until you empty the trash! If you delete something from the command line, then that is not recoverable without using special tools to restore the deleted data from the disc. It can be done, provided you don't write anything to disc before you try to recover it... So, if you delete something from the command line, and immediately go "Oh, sh!t...", you can probably get it back.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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