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NAME dumpe2fs - dump ext2/ext3 filesystem information

SYNOPSIS dumpe2fs [ -bfhixV ] [ -ob superblock ] [ -oB blocksize ] device

DESCRIPTION dumpe2fs prints the super block and blocks group information for the filesystem present on device.

dumpe2fs is similar to Berkeleys dumpfs program for the BSD Fast File System.

OPTIONS -b print the blocks which are reserved as bad in the filesystem.

-ob superblock use the block superblock when examining the filesystem. This option is not usually needed except by a filesystem wizard who is examining the remains of a very badly corrupted filesystem.

-oB blocksize use blocks of blocksize bytes when examining the filesystem. This option is not usually needed except by a filesystem wizard who is examining the remains of a very badly corrupted filesys- tem.

-f force dumpe2fs to display a filesystem even though it may have some filesystem feature flags which dumpe2fs may not understand (and which can cause some of dumpe2fss display to be suspect).

-h only display the superblock information and not any of the block group descriptor detail information.

-i display the filesystem data from an image file created by e2image, using device as the pathname to the image file.

-x print the detailed group information block numbers in hexadeci- mal format

-V print the version number of dumpe2fs and exit.

BUGS You need to know the physical filesystem structure to understand the output.

AUTHOR dumpe2fs was written by Remy Card <Remy.Card@linux.org>. It is cur- rently being maintained by Theodore Ts o <tytso@alum.mit.edu>.

AVAILABILITY dumpe2fs is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net.

SEE ALSO e2fsck(8), mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8)

E2fsprogs version 1.39 May 2006 DUMPE2FS(8)