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affconvert(1)      convert files between RAW and AFF formats     affconvert(1)




NAME

       affconvert - convert files between RAW and AFF formats


SYNOPSIS

       affconvert [options] file1 [... files]


DESCRIPTION

       Convert  files  from RAW to AFF, AFF to RAW and AFF to AFF (recompress-
       ing/uncompressing). WARNING: the source file must have 'raw'  or  'aff'
       as extension in name.

       This file is part of the AFFLIBv3, that provides AFF.

       AFF  is  an  open  and  extensible file format to store disk images and
       associated metadata. It is useful in  several  scenaries,  as  computer
       forensics investigations.


OPTIONS

       General options:

              -q     Quiet mode. Don't ask questions, don't print status.

              -V     Just print the version number and exit.

       AFF output options:

              -a<ext>
                     Use  'ext'  for  aff  files  (default is aff; afd for AFD
                     files).

              -L     Use the LZMA compression algorithm (better but slower).

              -Mn[kmg]
                     Set maximum size of output file. Suffix with k, m  or  g.
                     Use with -o.

              -O<dir>
                     Use  'dir' as the output directory. Example: -Otest. Note
                     that you need create the directory.

              -o<dir>.afd
                     Output to 'dir'.afd (can only convert  one  at  a  time).
                     Consider  AFF  if file ends using .aff. Otherwise assumes
                     raw. The directory must have .afd as extension in name.

              -s<n>  Set the image_pagesize as 'n' (default 16777216).

              -x     Don't compress the AFF file.

              -X<n>  Set compression to 'n'; default is 7.

       Raw output options:

              -e<ext>
                     Use 'ext' for the raw files (default is raw). Implies  in
                     -r.

              -r     Generate raw output.

       Dangerous input options:

              -y     Always answer yes/no questions 'yes.'

              -Z     Do not automatically probe for gzip/bzip2 compression.

              -z     ZAP (delete) the output file if it already exists.


EXAMPLES

       Convert file1.raw to file1.aff:

           $ affconvert file1.raw

       Convert file1.aff to file1.raw:

           $ affconvert -r file1.aff

       Batch convert files:

           $ affconvert file1.raw file2.raw file3.raw


           $ affconvert -r file1.aff file2.aff file3.aff

       Split an AFF file into 4GB chunks for archiving to DVD:

           $ affconvert -M4g -odvd.afd  bigfile.aff


SEE ALSO

       affcat(1),  affcompare(1),  affcopy(1),  affcrypto(1), affdiskprint(1),
       affinfo(1), affix(1), affrecover(1), affsegment(1),  affsign(1),  affs-
       tats(1), affuse(1), affverify(1), affxml(1)


AUTHOR

       The  AFFLIB  was  written  by Simson L. Garfinkel <simsong@acm.org> and
       Basis Technology, Inc.

       This manual page  was  written  by  Joao  Eriberto  Mota  Filho  <erib-
       erto@debian.org> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).



AFFCONVERT 3.7.4                   Oct 2014                      affconvert(1)

afflib 3.7.17 - Generated Sat Feb 16 09:55:09 CST 2019
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