Extracting my life in photos - why does gzip hate me?
August 17, 2007 10:34 AM Subscribe
I have 4GB of photos spanning the last 7 years of my life - they're sitting on my linux webserver and the other day I compressed the directory using the gzip command while I reinstalled my photo album software. When I went to extract the gz file, it just gives me an extensionless file as opposed to the directory structure that it once was. I have a bad feeling the directory structure wasn't preserved when the file was compressed. I have tried extracting it but to no avail but I know there are photos in there, because when I head the file there's a clear file name in it. Is there anything I can do to get at least the files back? I don't care if I lose the directory structure at this point, just as long as I get the photos back.