Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: JAN 2005
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disk data recovery
dls [-aAbelsvV] [-f fstype] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset]
image [images] [start-stop]
dls opens the named image(s) and copies data blocks (disk
units). By default, dls copies unallocated data blocks
(addressable disk units) only. dls was called unrm in
With file systems that have logical blocks that consist of fragments,
don't insert null-byte padding to preserve logical block alignment
in the output.
This option is a no-op with the LINUX ext2fs file system, where
logical blocks and fragments have the same size.
Copy every block. The output should be similar to dd(1).
Display all allocated blocks (same as -e if -A is also given).
Display all unallocated blocks (same as -e if -a is also given). This
is the default behavior.
- -f fstype
Specifies the file system type. Use the -? argument for a list
of all supported types. If not given, the default type for the
platform is used.
- -i imgtype
Identify the type of image file, such as raw or split. Raw is the default.
- -o imgoffset
The sector offset where the file system starts in the image. Non-512 byte
sectors can be specified using '@' (32@2048).
List the data information in time machine format.
Copy only the slack space of the image.
Turn on verbose mode, output to stderr.
- image [images]
One (or more if split) disk or partition images whose format is given with '-i'.
- start-stop ...
Examine the specified block number or number range.
This software is distributed under the IBM Public License.
First appeared in The Coroners Toolkit (TCT) 1.0 (Wietse Venema).
Now maintained by Brian Carrier <email@example.com>.
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