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Old 06-06-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help needed to un-do a disastrous ZIP command


Hi all

I'm a novice Linux user and I'm in a bit of a jam.

I wanted to create a .zip archive of a website folder that I could download and archive. This is via command-line on an AWS server using Amazon Linux with ZIP installed.

So I CD'd into the WWW folder and ran the following command (which I found here):
  • zip archivefile1 *
What this did however was compress every individual file separately (inc. in sub-directories), overwriting the original with the .gz extension. Obviously the whole website is kaput as a result!

All the files are still there there though, but compressed. Is there any way to un-do or roll back this command and restore my website to life?

God, I hope so!
 
Old 06-06-2014, 01:59 AM   #2
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yes, that is the unzip command.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 03:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply pan64.

unzip is unpacking the 'archivefile1' zip file. The trouble is all the files in the www folder (and sub folders) were individually compressed before being collectively packed into one big zip file, and they've stayed that way.

So for example:
  • /index.php is now /index.php.gz
  • /img/logo.jpg is now /img/logo.php.gz
etc

And there are thousands of files!

Is there a way to somehow recursively unpack all these individual .gz files?

Last edited by phew72; 06-06-2014 at 03:06 AM.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 03:21 AM   #4
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I do not understand it: zip archivefile1 * will create one file, named archivefile1.zip and you can use unzip archivefile1.zip to restore the original files. zip will not create .gz files. Probably you executed gzip *. In that case you can undo it by gunzip *
 
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:48 AM   #5
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Ah, gzip. Now you mention it, yes I may have done that :/

Thank you so much pan64. I feel a little stupid, but greatly relieved.

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Old 06-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #6
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Code:
find . -iname "*.gz" -exec gunzip {} \;
 
  


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