Yesterday, I was tidying up my computer a bit. I thought. I was using a program (SimpleMU) and, since I have installed it several times, I knew perfectly well that I only ever use the MUSH aspect, not the MUD aspect. So I thought I could delete SimpleMUD and leave SimpleMUSH…
About an hour later, when I went to log the scene I had been role-playing, it told me that the folder ‘logs’ didn’t exist. And it didn’t.
‘change/remove’ had deleted an active program, all its settings, and 5 years worth of logs…without prompting me once that the program was active and that continuing might affect the behavior of the program, did I wish to proceed?
We were able to recover some of the files…sort of. At least, we got the files back by name. Just that what was inside them was all jumbled, older stuff, newer stuff, never what the filename stated. Makes me feel ill. Of course we hadn’t done a recent backup. My own stupidity, and this is the price.
But what’s with a delete command deleting an ACTIVE program, while you’re using it? Without a warning? Gaaaah.