'od' cant dump directory contants
kogorman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 17:54:47 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Ariful Hossain <freefall1986 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 05:39 -0700, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:47 AM, Ariful Hossain
> > <freefall1986 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > od -cb .
> > Besides all that, some filesystems don't lend themselves to od-style
> > dumping:
> > in particular, those with B-tree implementations (reiser?, ext4?).
> > What is the filesystem whose directory you wish to dump?
> ext4 and i think thats the end of it. Its sad ......:(
There's at least one more thing to try. On old-style directories at least,
one could open them for reading (but not writing). See if this is still
true on your system, and write a little program that makes a copy. Utility
od(1) should be able to deal with a copy if you can make one.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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