From cly on Mon, 25 Jan 1999
Hi! I used: gzip -cr * > file.gz
Then I deleted the source... Now I have a file.gz, but how can I get back the files and the directory structure?
Basically there is no way (short of deep magic with a hex editor --- which is beyond my current skills(*)).
- (I used to do data recovery for the Peter Norton Group using DiskEdit on MS-DOS/FAT filesystems. However, I've never developed those skills on ext2 filesystems and the available interactive tools don't seem to be as advanced as the versions of MUSE and DE that I used to use).
So, I'd say that you'll have to use your most recent backups or recreate the files from scratch. Certainly you can look at the "Ext2fs Undeletion mini-HOWTO" at http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Ext2fs-Undeletion.html for some suggestions.