icat - copy files by inode number


icat [-hrsvV] [-f fstype] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] 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 the -? argument to view all supported types. If not given, the default type for the platform is 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 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).
Enable verbose mode, output to stderr.
Display version
image [images]
One (or more if split) disk or partition images whose format is given with '-i'.
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 (