blkcalc − Converts between unallocated disk unit numbers and regular disk unit numbers.
blkcalc [-dsu unit_addr] [-vV] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] [-f fstype] image [images]
creates a disk unit number mapping between two images, one
normal and another that only contains the unallocated units
of the first (the default behavior of the blkls(1)
program). One of the -d, -s, or -u options
must be given. If the -d option is given, then the
unit_addr value is the disk unit address in the
regular image (i.e. from dd ). If the unit is
unallocated, its address in an unallocated image is given.
If the -u option is given, then the unit_addr
value is the disk unit address in the unallocated unit image
(i.e. from blkls(1) ). Its disk unit address in the
original image is determined. If the -s option is
given, then the unit_addr value is the disk unit
address in the slack image (i.e. from blkls −s). The
image is the full, original image (i.e. from dd).
blkcalc was called dcalc in TSK versions prior
Identify the File System type of the image. Use ’−f list’ to list the supported file system types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.
Identify the type of image file, such as raw. Use ’−i list’ to list the supported types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.
The sector offset where the file system starts in the image.
The size, in bytes, of the underlying device sectors. If not given, the value in the image format is used (if it exists) or 512-bytes is assumed.
Verbose output to STDERR.
The disk or partition image to read, whose format is given with ’−i’. Multiple image file names can be given if the image is split into multiple segments. If only one image file is given, and its name is the first in a sequence (e.g., as indicated by ending in ’.001’), subsequent image segments will be included automatically.
This is useful when keyword searching an image generated by blkls. This allows one to identify the original unit address and provides better documentation.
# blkcalc −u 64 images/wd0e
Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>
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