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tsk_comparedir - compare the contents of a directory with the contents
of an image or local device.
tsk_comparedir [-vV] [-n start_inum
] [ -f fstype ] [ -i imgtype ] [ -b dev_sector_size ] [ -o sector_offset ]
image [images] comparison_directory
the contents of image to the contents of comparison_directory. This can
be useful for detecting rootkits and when testing. Rootkits can be detected
by comparing the contents of a local directory and a local raw device.
The rootkits typically don’t hide data when it is read directly from the
The arguments are as follows:
To compare the directories in image.dd to those in directory:
- -o sector_offset
- Sector offset
for a partition in the image or device to compare with.
- -n start_inum
inum for a directory in the image to start the comparison at.
- verbose output
- Print version
- -f fstype
- Specify the file system type. Use ’-f list’
to list the supported file system types. If not given, autodetection methods
- -i imgtype
- The format of the image file, such as raw. Use ’-i list’
to list the supported types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.
- -b dev_sector_size
- The size (in bytes) of the device sectors. If not given,
autodetection methods are used.
- 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.
# tsk_comparedir ./image.dd ./directory
Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>
updates to <doc-updates at sleuthkit dot org>
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