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detection of content format of a disk or disk image

The purpose of disktype is to detect the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables and boot codes. This software can be used for forensics analysis.

As of version 9, disktype knows about the following formats:

File systems:

   FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
   NTFS
   HPFS
   MFS, HFS, HFS Plus
   ISO9660 (incl. Joliet, El Torito)
   UDF
   ext2/ext3
   ext4 (patch from upstream CVS)
   btrfs (patch from upstream CVS)
   Minix
   ReiserFS
   Reiser4
   Linux romfs
   Linux cramfs
   Linux squashfs
   UFS (some variations)
   SysV FS (some variations)
   JFS
   XFS
   Amiga FS/FFS
   Amiga SFS
   Amiga PFS
   BeOS BFS
   QNX4 FS
   3DO CD-ROM FS
   Veritas VxFS
   Xbox DVD file system
   .
Partitioning:
   DOS/PC style
   EFI GPT
   Apple
   Amiga "Rigid Disk"
   ATARI ST (AHDI3)
   BSD disklabel
   Linux RAID physical disks
   Linux LVM1 physical volumes
   Linux LVM2 physical volumes
   Solaris SPARC disklabel
   Solaris x86 disklabel (vtoc)
   .
Other structures:
   Debian split floppy header
   Linux swap
   .
Disk images:
   Raw CD image (.bin)
   Virtual PC hard disk image
   Apple UDIF disk image (limited)
   Linux cloop (limited)
   .
Boot loaders:
   LILO
   GRUB
   SYSLINUX
   ISOLINUX
   Linux kernel
   FreeBSD loader
   Windows/MS-DOS loader
   BeOS loader, Haiku loader
   Sega Dreamcast
   .
Compression formats:
   gzip
   compress
   bzip2
   .
Archive formats:
   tar
   cpio
   bar
   dump/restore

Tags: System Administration: Data Recovery, Hardware Enablement: Storage, User Interface: interface::commandline, role::program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: use::scanning, works-with-format::iso9660, Works with: Archive

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Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 41.3 kB143.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 39.1 kB131.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 35.1 kB88.0 kB [list of files]
armel 37.0 kB121.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 37.7 kB105.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 41.9 kB130.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 44.1 kB141.0 kB [list of files]
i386 44.5 kB105.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 36.1 kB87.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 41.8 kB97.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 39.3 kB97.0 kB [list of files]
mips 40.5 kB141.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 40.6 kB141.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 39.8 kB137.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 40.3 kB133.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 37.6 kB142.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 37.4 kB100.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 37.3 kB135.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 46.8 kB121.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 35.2 kB128.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 39.6 kB121.0 kB [list of files]