ifind - Find the meta-data structure that has allocated a given disk
unit or file name.
ifind [-avVl] [-f fstype] [-d data_unit] [-n file] [-p par_inode] [-z
ZONE] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] image [images]
ifind finds the meta-data structure that has data_unit allocated a data
unit or has a given file name. In some cases any of the structures can
be unallocated and this will still find the results.
There are several required and optional arguments. The image file
names must be specified each time:
One (or more if split) disk or partition images whose format is
given with ’-i’..PP
You must also specify what you are looking for and include one
of the following:
Finds the meta data structure that has allocated a given data
unit (block, cluster, etc.)
Finds the meta data structure that is pointed to by the given
Finds the unallocated MFT entries in an NTFS image that have the
given inode as the parent. Can be used with ’-l and -z’.
There are also several optional arguments:
-a Find all meta-data structures (only works when looking with a
Specify the file system type. Use ’-f list’ to list the
supported file system types. If not given, autodetection
methods are used.
-l List the details of each file found with ’-p’, like ’fls -l’.
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.
The sector offset where the file system starts in the image.
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 Verbose output to stderr.
-V Display version.
If ’-p -l’ were given, this will set the timezone for the
# ifind -f fat -d 456 fat-img.dd
# ifind -f linux-ext2 -n "/etc/" linux-img.dd
# ifind -f ntfs -p 5 -l -z EST5EDT ntfs-img.dd
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