`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 comp.os.linux.misc newsgroup by Robin Glover firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to thank Robin for graciously allowing me to rework his ideas into this mini-Howto.
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.