Package bmap-tools

Tools to generate and flash sparse images using the "block map" (bmap) format

Bmaptool is a generic tool for creating the block map (bmap) for a file and
copying files using the block map. The idea is that large files, like raw
system image files, can be copied or flashed a lot faster and more reliably
with bmaptool than with traditional tools, like dd or cp.

Bmaptool was originally created for the "Tizen IVI" project and it was used for
flashing system images to USB sticks and other block devices. Bmaptool can also
be used for general image flashing purposes, for example, flashing Fedora Linux
OS distribution images to USB sticks.

Version: 3.6

General Commands

bmaptool create block map (bmap) for a file or copy a file using bmap