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If it was rm *, you're probably OK. That won't delete directories, and there shouldn't be any important files in the root directory. There are three symlinks you should probably recreate, though -- var for private/var, tmp for private/tmp and etc for private/etc.
In response to the comments on the answer, Install guide is here. Apparently it still works with yosemite. (I do not have enough rep points to comment, so....)
You can use the emacs bindings. Most Mac apps support them. Control-k (kill) cuts the line to the emacs equivalent of a pasteboard and control-y (yank) pastes the results back. This pasteboard is different from the regular Mac pasteboard and with TextMate only appears to work with one window. If you control-k then control-y it is the equivalent of copy.
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