William Parducci bill at
Mon Aug 20 14:45:45 UTC 2018

It sounds like you may have mistyped the command and deleted some or all of your home directory.

I am guessing by the urgency of your request you do not have a backup. If that is the case you are going to need to find a utility that will locate unlinked files to “undelete” them since command line deletes have no concept of Trash.

I have not used any of these but here are some places to start:

For future reference NEVER issue sudo rm -rf in a multiline command. It is just asking for stuff like this to happen.


> On Aug 20, 2018, at 7:36 AM, LEYSAN GALIULLINA via macports-users <macports-users at> wrote:
> HELLO! i need y'all help so much!
> I have macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
> X Code  9.4.1
>  What i did is "2.4. Uninstall" following commands : <>
> I did Commands which starts as:  
> $ sudo rm -rf \
> /opt/local \
> etc.
> The problem is- i lost everything i had on my desktop, which i made and collect for years. It is real important files to me, i am DJ and now i  have nothing  to work with. Please help to fix my terrible mistake and get back everything i had (tones of music, pictures, documents,videos..etc) please! I hope it is possible! Please, say we can do it.
> Kind regards,
> Sunley.

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