e2tools - utilities to manipulate files in an ext2/ext3 filesystem
E2tools is a simple set of GPL’ed utilities to read, write, and
manipulate files in an ext2/ext3 filesystem. These utilities access a
filesystem directly using the ext2fs library. I wrote these tools in
order to copy files into a linux filesystem on a machine that does not
have ext2 support. Of course, they can also be used on a linux machine
to read/write to disk images or floppies without having to mount them
or have root access.
e2cp copy files
e2mv move files
e2rm remove files
e2ln create hard links
e2ls list files/directories
e2tail output the last part of a file
In general, to specify a directory or file on an ext2 filesystem for
the e2tools utilities, use the following form:
The filesystem can be an unmounted partition or a regular file that’s
been formatted to contain an ext2 filesystem. In general, if a command
takes multiple file names on the command line, if the first one
contains an ext2 file specification, the rest of the files are assumed
to be on the same filesystem until another one is explicitly stated:
Files 1-3 are on /tmp/boot.img and the last file is on /tmp/boot2.img
e2cp(1), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2mv(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1).
The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <email@example.com>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).
March 2, 2005