# gET iT i sAY. giis for ext4 (giis-ext4) version.2.0
+How to install
+User Guide and Documents
Linux Desktop comes with Trash Bin for GUI. But when you delete a file from commandline or delete a file via programs. They will be deleted forever! giis-ext4 acts as a recycle bin in such cases.
gET iT i sAY.giis-ext4 is a text based file recovery tool.Once you install giis-ext4,files on your disk can be recovered using giis-ext4. But Those files which deleted before the installation of giis-ext4 can't be recovered using giis-ext4.User has the option to choose directories too. Add only those directories where you will store important data.(adding directories like /tmp gives giis-ext4 overhead and installation will take long time).It can recovers a deleted file and restores in it's original directory,if path exists.It recoversdropped database tables.
Tip,to save 6 minutes of your life, During screen-cast after 1:08 you can skip to 7:38. If you interested in boring recovery messages,feel free to watch the whole screen-cast :)
How it works?
During installation, giis-ext4 stores file attributes in a sqlite-db. These attribute include output from
stat command along
with critical data block address. You can view this database content from
At specific time interval, giis-ext4 takes snapshot of pre-configured directories and updates the database. It also searches for deleted files and restores them back into
How reliable is giis-ext4?
As long as the freed data blocks are not re-used by kernel, giis-ext4 will work. Since giis-ext4 doesn't rely on journal entries, even when the system is rebooted, giis-ext4 can recover the file.
giis-ext4 can't recover any file ,(a) if its data blocks are re-used (b) if the file attributes doesn't present in its database. So itsnot 100% fool-proof. At the moment, it works only with ext4 file system.
- Provide per user trash location.
- Include ext3 support in giis-ext4 ( rename the tool as giis)
- Support for Btrfs!
How to install:
see INSTALL file
User Guide and Documents
For more screencasting/manuals,checkout www.giis.co.in
- Linux For You (India/2008): http://www.giis.co.in/LFY.png
- Linux Format (England/2011) : http://giis.co.in/giis_LXF.jpg
- c't(Germany/2014) : http://giis.co.in/ct_pg1_Jan_2014.jpg
- c't : http://giis.co.in/ct_pg2_Jan_2014.jpg
You can get me at firstname.lastname@example.org
+Lakshmipathi.G www.giis.co.in +Mar 29,2016.