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       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.

       Supported functionality:

       e2cp   copy files

       e2mv   move files

       e2rm   remove files

              create directory

       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 <>.

       This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <>, for  the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 March 2, 2005