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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.
Skip over holes in sparse files, so that absolute address information is lost. This option saves space when copying sparse files.
Use file recovery techniques if the file is deleted.
Include the slack space in the output.
-i imgtype
Identify the type of image file, such as raw. 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.
Enable verbose mode, output to stderr.
Display version
image [images]
The disk or partition image to read, whose format is given with ’-i’. Multiple image file names can be given if the image is split into multiple segments. If only one image file is given, and its name is the first in a sequence (e.g., as indicated by ending in ’.001’), subsequent image segments will be included automatically.
Inode number. icat concatenates the contents of all specified files.


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 org).

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

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