help with gzip
I needed to wipe and reload a box today and quickly gzipped some critical directories I needed to offload before wiping. Like an idiot, I neglected to tar the directory structure before zipping. I figured that the recursive "-r" would preserve my file structure. Imagine my surprise when I extracted my gzip files only to find that the entire directory structure and files contained were lumped into one useless file. I have scoured google searching for assistance with this but have not had any luck. Can anyone here offer a solution that will allow me to return my gzipped directory structure back into a directory structure?
Days of work have been lost if I am unable to restore this data. Thanks in advance for any assistance! :-)