I was running some software in my home directory (last time I do that!). Stupid config file asks what directory I wanted to put my output files. I accidently used ~/ as my output directory. It created a ~ directory in my home folder. I tried to delete it with rm -r ~, which of course started deleting my home directory.

Immediately (an eternity in clock cycles), I killed it with ctl-c. There are no backups (this is beyond my control), so that is not a solution.

  1. Is there a way to figure out which file or files have been corrupted?
  2. Does rm actually change the timestamp of files?
  3. Is there a history for rm so that I can figure out which files I've deleted?

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