Provided by: squashfs-tools_4.5.1-1_amd64 bug


       sqfscat - tool to cat files from a squashfs filesystem to stdout


       sqfscat [OPTIONS] FILESYSTEM [list of files to cat to stdout]


       Squashfs  is  a  highly  compressed  read-only  filesystem  for  Linux.   It  uses  either
       gzip/xz/lzo/lz4/zstd compression to compress both files, inodes and  directories.   Inodes
       in  the  system  are very small and all blocks are packed to minimise data overhead. Block
       sizes greater than 4K are supported up to a maximum of 1Mbytes (default block size 128K).

       Squashfs is intended for general read-only filesystem use, for archival use (i.e. in cases
       where  a  .tar.gz  file may be used), and in constrained block device/memory systems (e.g.
       embedded systems) where low overhead is needed.


       -v, -version
              print version, licence and copyright information.

       -p NUMBER, -processors NUMBER
              use NUMBER processors.  By default will use the number of processors available.

       -o BYTES, -offset BYTES
              skip BYTES at start of FILESYSTEM. Optionally a suffix of K, M or G can be given to
              specify Kbytes, Mbytes or Gbytes respectively (default 0 bytes).

       -ig, -ignore-errors
              treat errors writing files to stdout as non-fatal.

       -st, -strict-errors
              treat all errors as fatal.

       -no-exit, -no-exit-code
              don't set exit code (to nonzero) on non-fatal errors.

       -da SIZE, -data-queue SIZE
              set data queue to SIZE Mbytes.  Default 256 Mbytes.

       -fr SIZE, -frag-queue SIZE
              set fragment queue to SIZE Mbytes.  Default 256 Mbytes.

       -no-wild, -no-wildcards
              do not use wildcard matching in filenames.

       -r, -regex
              treat  filenames  as  POSIX  regular  expressions rather than use the default shell
              wildcard expansion (globbing).

       -h, -help
              output options text to stdout.


       gzip, lzo, lz4, xz, zstd, lzma


       0      The file or files were output to stdout OK.

       1      FATAL errors occurred, e.g. filesystem corruption,  I/O  errors.  Sqfscat  did  not
              continue and aborted.

       2      Non-fatal  errors occurred, e.g. not a regular file, or failed to resolve pathname.
              Sqfscat continued and did not abort.

       See -ignore-errors, -strict-errors and -no-exit-code options for how they affect the  exit


       sqfscat IMAGE.SQFS hello
              Output the contents of "hello" to stdout.

       sqfscat IMAGE.SQFS hello world
              Output the contents of "hello" and then "world" to stdout.

       sqfscat IMAGE.SQFS "*.[ch]"
              Output  the contents of all the files in the root directory that match the wildcard
              *.[ch], to stdout, e.g.  hello.c, hello.h, world.c, world.h.

       Note: when passing wildcarded names to Sqfscat, they should be quoted  (as  in  the  above
       examples), to ensure that they are not processed by the shell.


       Written by Phillip Lougher <>


       Copyright © 2022 Phillip Lougher <>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either
       version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.


       mksquashfs(1), unsquashfs(1), sqfstar(1)

       The  README  for  the  Squash-tools 4.5.1 release, describing the new features can be read

       The       Squashfs-tools       USAGE       guide       can       be       read        here