[sudo-users] Lost essay friend said to try "sudo cat /opt/mem > ~/Desktop/memory"...
Noir101 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 17:38:27 EDT 2008
Ok does this make any sense. I was typing an essay in pages for 12
hrs and it froze, I didn't save anything. I still haven't closed it
because I want to Try to retrieve it!. My friend said to try this->
"sudo cat /opt/mem > ~/Desktop/memory"
It'll ask you for your password, enter your normal user account
password and hit enter. It'll take a while because there's a lot of
memory. Now type "cd ~/Desktop" and "strings memory | grep the" (or
some other common word that might show up in your document). With
some luck some snippets of your document will show up?
After I enter my password it just says cat: opt/mem/... No such file.
So am I doing something wrong or does this just make no sense at
all?! If not, anyone know what I can try?
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