dumpe2fs(8) — Linux manual page

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DUMPE2FS(8)              System Manager's Manual             DUMPE2FS(8)

NAME         top

       dumpe2fs - dump ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem information

SYNOPSIS         top

       dumpe2fs [ -bfghixV ] [ -o superblock=superblock ] [ -o
       blocksize=blocksize ] device

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       -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 filesystem.

       -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).

       -g     display the group descriptor information in a machine
              readable colon-separated value format.  The fields
              displayed are the group number; the number of the first
              block in the group; the superblock location (or -1 if not
              present); the range of blocks used by the group
              descriptors (or -1 if not present); the block bitmap
              location; the inode bitmap location; and the range of
              blocks used by the inode table.

       -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.

       -m     If the mmp feature is enabled on the filesystem, check if
              device is in use by another node, see e2mmpstatus(8) for
              full details.  If used together with the -i option, only
              the MMP block information is printed.

       -x     print the detailed group information block numbers in
              hexadecimal format

       -V     print the version number of dumpe2fs and exit.

EXIT CODE         top

       dumpe2fs exits with a return code of 0 if the operation completed
       without errors.  It will exit with a non-zero return code if
       there are any errors, such as problems reading a valid
       superblock, bad checksums, or if the device is in use by another
       node and -m is specified.

BUGS         top

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

AUTHOR         top

       dumpe2fs was written by Remy Card <Remy.Card@linux.org>.  It is
       currently being maintained by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@alum.mit.edu>.

AVAILABILITY         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       e2fsck(8), e2mmpstatus(8), mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8).  ext4(5)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the e2fsprogs (utilities for ext2/3/4
       filesystems) project.  Information about the project can be found
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E2fsprogs version 1.46.2      February 2021                  DUMPE2FS(8)

Pages that refer to this page: ext4(5)badblocks(8)debugfs(8)e2freefrag(8)e2fsck(8)e2image(8)e2mmpstatus(8)mke2fs(8)tune2fs(8)