icat - copy files by inode number
icat [-hHvV] [-f fstype] device inode ...
icat opens the named device and copies the files with the specified
inode numbers to standard output.
Specifies the file system type. The default file system type is
system dependent. With most UNIX systems the default type is ufs
(Berkeley fast file system). With Linux the default type is
ext2fs (second extended file system).
-h Skip over holes in files, so that absolute address information
is lost. This option saves space when copying sparse files.
Copy holes in files as null blocks, so that absolute address
information is preserved. This option wastes space when copying
-v Enable verbose mode, output to stderr.
-V Enable verbose mode, output to stdout.
device Disk special file, or regular file containing a disk image. On
UNIX systems, raw mode disk access may give better performance
than block mode disk access. LINUX disk device drivers support
only block mode disk access.
inode Inode number. icat concatenates the contents of all specified
icat should support more file system types. Right now, support is
limited to ext2fs when built on Linux, and ufs when built on Solaris
and BSD systems.
This software is distributed under the IBM Public License.
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