istat - Man Page

Display details of a meta-data structure (i.e. inode)


istat [-B num ] [-f fstype ] [-i imgtype] [-o imgoffset] [-b dev_sector_size] [-vV] [-z zone ] [-s seconds ] image [images] inode


istat displays the uid, gid, mode, size, link number, modified, accessed,  changed times, and all the disk units a structure has allocated.

The options are as follows:

-B num

Display the addresses of num disk units.  Useful when the inode is  unallocated with size 0, but still has block pointers.

-f fstype

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

-s seconds

The time skew of the original system in seconds.  For example, if the original system was 100 seconds slow, this value would be -100.

-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

-z zone

An ASCII string of the original system's time zone.  For example, EST5EDT or GMT.  These strings are defined by the operating system and may vary.  NOTE: This has changed since TCTUTILs.  

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.


Meta-data number to display stats on


Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>

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