blkstat man page

blkstat — Display details of a file system data unit (i.e. block or sector)


blkstat [-f fstype ] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] [-vV] image [images] addr


blkstat displays the allocation status of the given data unit. blkstat was called dstat in TSK versions prior to 3.0.0.


-f fstype

Specify the file system type. Use '-f list' to list the supported file system types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.

-i imgtype

Identify the type of image file, such as raw. Use '-i list' to list the supported types. If not given, autodetection methods are used.

-o imgoffset

The sector offset where the file system starts in the image.  

-b dev_sector_size

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 of debugging statements to stderr


Display version

image [images]

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.


Address to display stats on.  This is a fragment for UNIX file systems or a sector for FAT.  


Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>

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