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       icat - Output the contents of a file based on its inode number.


       icat  [-hrsvV]  [-f  fstype  ]  [-i  imgtype  ]  [-o  imgoffset  ]  [-b
       dev_sector_size] image [images] inode


       icat opens the named image(s) and copies the file  with  the  specified
       inode number to standard output.


       -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

       -r     Use file recovery techniques if the file is deleted.

       -s     Include the slack space in the output.

       -i imgtype
              Identify  the type of image file, such as raw or split.  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]
              One  (or more if split) disk or partition images whose format is
              given with ’-i’.

       inode  Inode number. icat concatenates the contents  of  all  specified


       This software is distributed under the IBM Public License.


       First  appeared  in  The  Coroners  Toolkit (TCT) 1.0 and is now in The
       Sleuth Kit.


       Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704  Yorktown  Heights,
       NY 10598, USA

       This  version  is  maintained by Brian Carrier (carrier at sleuthkit at

       Send documentation updates to <doc-updates at sleuthkit dot org>