[OpenAFS] Undelete support feedback request

Todd M. Lewis utoddl@email.unc.edu
Thu, 07 Dec 2006 15:04:38 -0500

>>> Life gets interesting when multiple files with the same name have been
>>> deleted, but maybe you don't care about that (I would).
>> Not so interesting.  The function to list the entries reports multiple
>> files with the same name.
> ... and how do you pick which one you're undeleting?
> I mean, I know how to do this at the RPC layer - you just undelete by 
> FID. But what is the UI going to look like?

Anybody remember VMS? When you replaced a file, it kept the old version 
around. If you didn't specify which version of a file you wanted, it 
would default to the current version, but you could just as easily 
specify the one, say, five versions back. I think you had some control 
over how many versions of a given file it would keep for you. "Deleting" 
a file just meant you didn't want to see version 0 anymore. I think DEC 
sold a lot of storage because of this...

I don't remember what this looked like exactly, but I do remember the UI 
was so overwhelmingly upper-case that I didn't care for it at all.

[BTW, two prominent Jeffreys and a Derek/Derrick pair -- I need pictures 
to keep you guys straight.]
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