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       dares - rescue files from damaged CDs and DVDs


       dares -i image -s path [-h2i h2i_file] [-a] [-m] [-llogfile]
       dares-qt [-i image] [-s path] [-h2i h2i_file] [-a] [-m] [-llogfile]


       Dares scans a CD/DVD image or a CD/DVD and tries to find files. It does
       not depend on  filesystem  information,  but  instead  uses  the  Magic
       library  to  identify  files. Doing it this way Dares can recover files
       even when the filesystem (ISO-9660 or UDF) on the disc is  damaged  and
       cannot be mounted anymore.

       Dares  can use H2cdimage (
       files to rescue data from heavily damaged optical discs.


       -i     CD/DVD image file or device.

       -s     Directory where the rescued  files shall be stored.

       -h2i   Optional h2i file for the CD/DVD image.

       -a     Store all found files without any user interaction.

       -m     Use Mime types instead of a description.  -l  Logfile  (default:


       dares was written by Oliver Diedrich <>.

       This     manual     page     was     written     by    Michael    Hanke
       <>, for the Debian project (but may be  used  by