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This is what happened:

root@rasp:~# ls -al
total 72
drwx------  8 root root 4096 Jan 22 21:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Sep 11 14:27 ..
-rw-------  1 root root 8079 Jan 22 19:55 .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  570 Jan 31  2010 .bashrc
drwx------  3 root root 4096 Jul 31 16:28 .config
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Jan 21 15:18 misc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  140 Nov 19  2007 .profile
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  204 Jan 22 21:01 psk-01.cap
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  236 Jan 22 21:01 psk-01.csv
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  325 Jan 22 21:01 psk-01.kismet.csv
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  227 Jan 22 21:01 psk-01.kismet.netxml
-rw-------  1 root root 1024 Jul 29 13:26 .rnd
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Jan 19 15:51 .rpi-firmware
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Sep 10 08:45 scripts
-rw-------  1 root root  259 Aug  1 14:04 .sqlite_history
drwx------  2 root root 4096 Nov  5 02:05 .ssh
root@rasp:~# rm psk *
rm: cannot remove `psk': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `aircrack': Is a directory
rm: cannot remove `misc': Is a directory
rm: cannot remove `scripts': Is a directory
root@rasp:~# rm psk * -f
rm: cannot remove `aircrack': Is a directory
rm: cannot remove `misc': Is a directory
rm: cannot remove `scripts': Is a directory
root@rasp:~# rm psk * -fR

I wanted to put rm psk* but got a blank space in it.

Is there any way I can rebuild the bash, config, profile, rnd, rpi-firmware, ssh folders and files?

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You can and should restore it from backup.

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+1. Either learning or seeking a job ouside system administration are likely good ways to go forward - better do something that dumb (according to your own words) not again ;) –  TomTom Jan 22 at 20:10
That's sorta true.. –  DanFromGermany Jan 22 at 20:12

The following commands will re-copy the standard files that a newly setup account gets.

$ cd /etc/skel
$ cp .* /root/
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This doesn't really rebuild it, just restocks the directory with the standard set of files that a newly created account would get. –  slm Jan 22 at 20:32
That's what I thought too, and also /etc/skel/.ssh/id_rsa does not exist, it has recoverd ?! How is this possible? –  DanFromGermany Jan 22 at 20:38
Oh maybe rm * -fR does not delete .hidden files? –  DanFromGermany Jan 22 at 20:39
When you ssh into the system that directory get's automagically created. Without backups you're screwed. The file id_rsa is your public/private key pair (the private part). –  slm Jan 22 at 20:39
Those switches likely need to occur before the files, not after. I'm not sure what rm does when they're after like that. You dodged a big bullet. Back your critical files up!!! –  slm Jan 22 at 20:45

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