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       e2tools -  utilities to manipulate files in an ext2/ext3 filesystem


       E2tools  is  a  simple  set of GPL'ed utilities to read, write, and manipulate files in an
       ext2/ext3 filesystem. These utilities  access  a  filesystem  directly  using  the  ext2fs
       library.  I  wrote these tools in order to copy files into a linux filesystem on a machine
       that does not have ext2 support. Of course, they can also be used on a  linux  machine  to
       read/write to disk images or floppies without having to mount them or have root access.

       Supported functionality:

       e2cp   copy files

       e2mv   move files

       e2rm   remove files

              create directory

       e2ln   create hard links

       e2ls   list files/directories

       e2tail output the last part of a file

       In  general,  to  specify  a  directory  or  file  on  an  ext2 filesystem for the e2tools
       utilities, use the following form:


       The filesystem can be an unmounted partition or a regular file that's  been  formatted  to
       contain  an  ext2  filesystem.   In general, if a command takes multiple file names on the
       command line, if the first one contains an ext2 file specification, the rest of the  files
       are assumed to be on the same filesystem until another one is explicitly stated:





       Files 1-3 are on /tmp/boot.img and the last file is on /tmp/boot2.img


       e2cp(1), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2mv(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1).


       The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <>.

       This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <>, for the Debian project (but
       may be used by others).

                                          March 2, 2005                                E2TOOLS(7)