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E2tools is a simple set of utilities for reading, writing, and manipulating files in an ext2/ext3 filesystem. Similar in concept to mtools, they are designed for machines that don't have ext2 support, but can also be used on Linux machines to read or write to disk images and floppies without having to mount them.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Apr 2004 04:51

    Release Notes: This release fixes some bugs, and includes some simple documentation to clear up some confusion on how the tools can be used.

    •  12 Jul 2003 17:21

      Release Notes: A fix in e2tail, and use of symlinks to help Debian packaging.

      •  11 Jul 2003 07:24

        Release Notes: The e2tools package now uses an automake/autoconf build system to simplify building and installing the package. An updated .spec file is also included to make RPM creation easier.

        •  08 Aug 2002 09:03

          Release Notes: This version adds a user requested feature to provide some of the functionality of tail, which includes the -f option to output appended data as the file grows.

          •  14 Jul 2002 06:12

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            18 Aug 2003 14:02 cduffy

            Good tool, needs docs
            One particularly useful thing about this tool is that it uses libe2fs rather than trying to reinvent the wheel (and thus needing to work out bugs that other folks have already solved). The lack of any end-user documentation at all is a bit unfortunate -- I'd like to see this included with Debian, as it's quite handy for setting up UML instances without needing root powers (or a different instance of UML to do the setup). Support for setting/modifying file permissions would be a nice addition, too.

            Overall, though, this tool is a Very Good Thing -- particularly on account of the author doing things the Right Way and using a stable, standard, well-supported API rather than trying to build yet another ext{2,3} implementation.


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