I accidentally typed
cpp Scriptname.py DestinationDirectory, intending to copy the Python script into the folder.
I realized afterward that I should have used
cp, but now my Python script is completely gone. I have tried the
locate command, but it says that it's still present in my user directory. When I type
ls in my user directory, it is nowhere to be found.
What are my options here for recovery? I'm asking the cpp angle on the unix site in case that tool saves a copy of files before it clobbers them, but what Mac tools exist to get my original file back?
Here is an exact replica of what I did, showing how the script 'MYSCRIPT.py' disappears from the home directory.
vav7:~ tuc40953$ ls Desktop Dropbox Movies New.java Public scripts Documents Library Music Peptoids Theultimatescript.py Downloads MYSCRIPT.py New.class Pictures rename.py vav7:~ tuc40953$ clear vav7:~ tuc40953$ cpp MYSCRIPT.py Desktop/Peptoids/Final-Structures/MyScript/ cc1: fatal error: opening output file Desktop/Peptoids/Final-Structures/MyScript/: Is a directory compilation terminated. vav7:~ tuc40953$ cpp Desktop/Peptoids/Final-Structures/MyScript/ MYSCRIPT.py cc1: error: Desktop/Peptoids/Final-Structures/MyScript/: No such file or directory vav7:~ tuc40953$ ls Desktop Dropbox Music Peptoids Theultimatescript.py Documents Library New.class Pictures rename.py Downloads Movies New.java Public scripts