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dumpe2fs


SYNOPSIS

       dumpe2fs [ -bfhixV ] [ -o superblock=superblock ] [ -o blocksize=block-
       size ] device


DESCRIPTION

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

       Note:  When used with a mounted filesystem, the printed information may
       be old or inconsistent.


OPTIONS

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

       -o superblock=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.

       -o blocksize=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 dumpe2fs's 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.

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