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fcat: Output the contents of a file based on its name.


fcat - Output the contents of a file based on its name.


 fcat [-hRsvV] [-f fstype] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] path_of_file image [images]


fcat opens the named image(s) and copies the file at the path path_of_file 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.
Suppress errors if a deleted file is being recovered.
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.
Path of file to extract the contents of. Surround the path in quotes if there is a space in a file or directory name. Use forward slashes.


The Sleuth Kit was written by Brian Carrier <carrier [at] sleuthkit.org>.

This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto [at] debian.org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).