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fcat - Output the contents of a file based on its name.

FCAT(1) Output the contents of a file based on its name FCAT(1)

NAME

fcat - Output the contents of a file based on its name.

SYNOPSIS

  fcat [-hRsvV] [-f fstype] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] path_of_file image [images]

DESCRIPTION

fcat opens the named image(s) and copies the file at the path path_of_file to standard output.

ARGUMENTS

-f fstype
Specifies the file system type. Use -f 'list' to list the supported file system types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.
-h
Skip over holes in sparse files, so that absolute address information is lost. This option saves space when copying sparse files.
-R
Suppress errors if a deleted file is being recovered.
-s
Include the slack space in the output.
-i imgtype
Identify the type of image file, such as raw. Use '-i list' to list the supported types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.
-o imgoffset
The sector offset where the file system starts in the image.
-b dev_sector_size
The size, in bytes, of the underlying device sectors. If not given, the value in the image format is used (if it exists) or 512-bytes is assumed.
-v
Enable verbose mode, output to stderr.
-V
Display version
image [images]
The disk or partition image to read, whose format is given with ' -i'. Multiple image file names can be given if the image is split into multiple segments. If only one image file is given, and its name is the first in a sequence (e.g., as indicated by ending in ’.001’), subsequent image segments will be included automatically.
path_of_file
Path of file to extract the contents of. Surround the path in quotes if there is a space in a file or directory name. Use forward slashes.

AUTHOR

The Sleuth Kit was written by Brian Carrier <carrier@sleuthkit.org>.
This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
Dec 2013 FCAT