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       mac-robber - collects data about allocated files in mounted filesystems


       mac-robber [OPTION]
       mac-robber <DIRECTORY>


       mac-robber is a digital investigation tool (digital forensics) that collects metadata from
       allocated files in a mounted filesystem. This is  useful  during  incident  response  when
       analyzing  a live system or when analyzing a dead system in a lab. The data can be used by
       the mactime tool in The Sleuth Kit (TSK or SleuthKit only) to  make  a  timeline  of  file
       activity.  The  mac-robber  tool  is based on the grave-robber tool from TCT (The Coroners

       mac-robber requires that the filesystem be mounted by the  operating  system,  unlike  the
       tools  in  The  Sleuth  Kit that process the filesystem themselves.  Therefore, mac-robber
       will not collect data from deleted files or files that have been hidden by rootkits.

       mac-robber will also modify the Access times on directories that are  mounted  with  write
       permissions.  When  in  forensics  analysis you should mount the target partition as read-

       mac-robber is useful when dealing with a filesystem that is not supported  by  The  Sleuth
       Kit or other filesystem analysis tools. You can run mac-robber on an obscure, suspect UNIX
       filesystem that has been mounted read-only on a trusted system.


       -h     Print help.

       -V     Show the version.


       To see metadata from all files in a directory (recursively):

             $ mac-robber /home/user/directory

       To make a timeline using mactime command from The Sleuth Kit (TSK) and  setting  Brazilian

             $ mac-robber /home/user/directory | mactime -z BRT

       An alternative is write the results into a file and read it using mactime:

             $ mac-robber /home/user/directory > /tmp/
             $ mactime -b /tmp/ -z BRT


       The Sleuth Kit was written by Brian Carrier <>.

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