Category : Word Processors
Archive   : ELVIB184.ZIP
Filename : ELVREC.DOC

Output of file : ELVREC.DOC contained in archive : ELVIB184.ZIP

elvrec - Recover the modified version of a file after a

elvrec [preservedfile [newfile]]

If you're editing a file when elvis dies, the system
crashes, or power fails, the most recent version of your
text will be preserved. The preserved text is stored in a
special directory; it does NOT overwrite your text file

The elvrec program locates the preserved version of a
given file, and writes it over the top of your text file
-- or to a new file, if you prefer. The recovered file
will have nearly all of your changes.

To see a list of all recoverable files, run elvrec with no

(Note: if you haven't set up a directory for file preser-
vation, then elvis' you'll have to manually run the
elvprsv program instead of elvrec.)

The text that was preserved when elvis died.

A text file which lists the names of all preserved
files, and the names of the /usr/preserve/p* files
which contain their preserved text.

elvrec is very picky about filenames. You must tell it to
recover the file using exactly the same pathname as when
you were editing it. The simplest way to do this is to go
into the same directory that you were editing, and invoke
elvrec with the same filename as elvis. If that doesn't
work, then try running elvrec with no arguments, to see
exactly which pathname it is using for the desired file.

Due to the permissions on the /usr/preserve directory, on
UNIX systems elvrec must be run as superuser. This is
accomplished by making the elvrec executable be owned by
"root" and setting its "set user id" bit.

If you're editing a nameless buffer when elvis dies, then
elvrec will pretend that the file was named "foo".

Steve Kirkendall



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  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : ELVIB184.ZIP
Filename : ELVREC.DOC

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