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Symbolic Link Help

Hello All,

This may be a silly question to some but I am really stuck.

Is there a way to reverse the following;

Code:
sudo rm /bin/sh
sudo ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh

It was part of a driver compile/installation procedure by Digi for Ubuntu stating that dash isn't supported and a symbolic link to bash is needed. Now my bash scripts don't seem to be working correctly.

Please advise if this should be posted elsewhere.

Thanks everyone.

Last edited by Scott; 06-07-2010 at 03:59 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
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There's no command to undo an rm. You'll have to restore it from backup or, if you have an identical system handy, borrow a copy from it. Be sure to delete your /bin/sh symlink first, don't just overwrite it, or you might end up overwriting bash itself too!

My suggestion for next time would be to never, ever delete a system-critical file like sh. Move it if you must, but don't delete.

Last edited by Corona688; 06-07-2010 at 03:49 PM..
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Thanks Corona...

Interestingly enough something in the back of my head said don't rm it. I took a look on another box I have setup and surprisingly sh has a symbolic to dash in Ubuntu. Phew!

I will certainly keep your suggestion in mind next time and should have known better with respect to files in the bin dir.

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