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ewf-tools

Libewf is a library with support for reading and writing the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF). This library allows you to read media information of EWF files in the SMART (EWF-S01) format and the EnCase (EWF-E01) format. It supports files created by EnCase 1 to 6, linen and FTK Imager. The libewf is useful for forensics investigations.

This package contains tools to acquire, verify and export EWF files.

Installed size: 6.02 MB
How to install: sudo apt install ewf-tools

  • libc6
  • libewf2
  • libfuse2
  • libssl1.1
ewfacquire

Acquires data in the EWF format

root@kali:~# ewfacquire -h
ewfacquire 20140807

Use ewfacquire to acquire data from a file or device and store it in the EWF
format (Expert Witness Compression Format).

Usage: ewfacquire [ -A codepage ] [ -b number_of_sectors ]
                  [ -B number_of_bytes ] [ -c compression_values ]
                  [ -C case_number ] [ -d digest_type ] [ -D description ]
                  [ -e examiner_name ] [ -E evidence_number ] [ -f format ]
                  [ -g number_of_sectors ] [ -l log_filename ]
                  [ -m media_type ] [ -M media_flags ] [ -N notes ]
                  [ -o offset ] [ -p process_buffer_size ]
                  [ -P bytes_per_sector ] [ -r read_error_retries ]
                  [ -S segment_file_size ] [ -t target ] [ -T toc_file ]
                  [ -2 secondary_target ] [ -hqRsuvVwx ] source

	source: the source file(s) or device

	-A:     codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	        windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	        windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	        windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	        windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-b:     specify the number of sectors to read at once (per chunk),
	        options: 16, 32, 64 (default), 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096,
	        8192, 16384 or 32768
	-B:     specify the number of bytes to acquire (default is all bytes)
	-c:     specify the compression values as: level or method:level
	        compression method options: deflate (default), bzip2
	        (bzip2 is only supported by EWF2 formats)
	        compression level options: none (default), empty-block,
	        fast or best
	-C:     specify the case number (default is case_number).
	-d:     calculate additional digest (hash) types besides md5, options:
	        sha1, sha256
	-D:     specify the description (default is description).
	-e:     specify the examiner name (default is examiner_name).
	-E:     specify the evidence number (default is evidence_number).
	-f:     specify the EWF file format to write to, options: ewf, smart,
	        ftk, encase2, encase3, encase4, encase5, encase6 (default),
	        encase7, encase7-v2, linen5, linen6, linen7, ewfx
	-g      specify the number of sectors to be used as error granularity
	-h:     shows this help
	-l:     logs acquiry errors and the digest (hash) to the log_filename
	-m:     specify the media type, options: fixed (default), removable,
	        optical, memory
	-M:     specify the media flags, options: logical, physical (default)
	-N:     specify the notes (default is notes).
	-o:     specify the offset to start to acquire (default is 0)
	-p:     specify the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
	-P:     specify the number of bytes per sector (default is 512)
	        (use this to override the automatic bytes per sector detection)
	-q:     quiet shows minimal status information
	-r:     specify the number of retries when a read error occurs (default
	        is 2)
	-R:     resume acquiry at a safe point
	-s:     swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA)
	        (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice versa)
	-S:     specify the segment file size in bytes (default is 1.4 GiB)
	        (minimum is 1.0 MiB, maximum is 7.9 EiB for encase6
	        and encase7 format and 1.9 GiB for other formats)
	-t:     specify the target file (without extension) to write to
	-T:     specify the file containing the table of contents (TOC) of
	        an optical disc. The TOC file must be in the CUE format.
	-u:     unattended mode (disables user interaction)
	-v:     verbose output to stderr
	-V:     print version
	-w:     zero sectors on read error (mimic EnCase like behavior)
	-x:     use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write
	        functions.
	-2:     specify the secondary target file (without extension) to write
	        to

ewfacquirestream

Acquires data in the EWF format from stdin

root@kali:~# ewfacquirestream -h
ewfacquirestream 20140807

Use ewfacquirestream to acquire data from a pipe and store it in the EWF format
(Expert Witness Compression Format).

Usage: ewfacquirestream [ -A codepage ] [ -b number_of_sectors ]
                        [ -B number_of_bytes ] [ -c compression_values ]
                        [ -C case_number ] [ -d digest_type ]
                        [ -D description ] [ -e examiner_name ]
                        [ -E evidence_number ] [ -f format ]
                        [ -l log_filename ] [ -m media_type ]
                        [ -M media_flags ] [ -N notes ]
                        [ -o offset ] [ -p process_buffer_size ]
                        [ -P bytes_per_sector ] [ -S segment_file_size ]
                        [ -t target ] [ -2 secondary_target ]
                        [ -hqsvVx ]

	Reads data from stdin

	-A: codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	    windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	    windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	    windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	    windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-b: specify the number of sectors to read at once (per chunk), options:
	    16, 32, 64 (default), 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384
	    or 32768
	-B: specify the number of bytes to acquire (default is all bytes)
	-c: specify the compression values as: level or method:level
	    compression method options: deflate (default), bzip2
	    (bzip2 is only supported by EWF2 formats)
	    compression level options: none (default), empty-block,
	    fast or best
	-C: specify the case number (default is case_number).
	-d: calculate additional digest (hash) types besides md5, options:
	    sha1, sha256
	-D: specify the description (default is description).
	-e: specify the examiner name (default is examiner_name).
	-E: specify the evidence number (default is evidence_number).
	-f: specify the EWF file format to write to, options: ftk, encase2,
	    encase3, encase4, encase5, encase6 (default), encase7, linen5,
	    linen6, linen7, ewfx
	-h: shows this help
	-l: logs acquiry errors and the digest (hash) to the log_filename
	-m: specify the media type, options: fixed (default), removable,
	    optical, memory
	-M: specify the media flags, options: logical, physical (default)
	-N: specify the notes (default is notes).
	-o: specify the offset to start to acquire (default is 0)
	-p: specify the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
	-P: specify the number of bytes per sector (default is 512)
	-q: quiet shows minimal status information
	-s: swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA)
	    (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice versa)
	-S: specify the segment file size in bytes (default is 1.4 GiB)
	    (minimum is 1.0 MiB, maximum is 7.9 EiB for encase6 and
	    encase7 format and 1.9 GiB for other formats)
	-t: specify the target file (without extension) to write to (default
	    is image)
	-v: verbose output to stderr
	-V: print version
	-x: use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write functions.
	-2: specify the secondary target file (without extension) to write to

ewfdebug
root@kali:~# ewfdebug -h
ewfdebug 20140807

Use ewfdebug to analyze EWF file(s).

Usage: ewfdebug [ -A codepage ] [ -hqvV ] ewf_files

	ewf_files: the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

	-A:        codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	           windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	           windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	           windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	           windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-h:        shows this help
	-q:        quiet shows minimal status information
	-v:        verbose output to stderr
	-V:        print version

ewfexport

Exports media data stored in EWF files

root@kali:~# ewfexport -h
ewfexport 20140807

Use ewfexport to export data from the EWF format (Expert Witness Compression
Format) to raw data or another EWF format.

Usage: ewfexport [ -A codepage ] [ -b number_of_sectors ]
                 [ -B number_of_bytes ] [ -c compression_values ]
                 [ -d digest_type ] [ -f format ] [ -l log_filename ]
                 [ -o offset ] [ -p process_buffer_size ]
                 [ -S segment_file_size ] [ -t target ] [ -hqsuvVwx ] ewf_files

	ewf_files: the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

	-A:        codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	           windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	           windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	           windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	           windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-b:        specify the number of sectors to read at once (per chunk),
	           options: 16, 32, 64 (default), 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048,
	           4096, 8192, 16384 or 32768 (not used for raw and files
	           formats)
	-B:        specify the number of bytes to export (default is all bytes)
	-c:        specify the compression values as: level or method:level
	           compression method options: deflate (default), bzip2
	           (bzip2 is only supported by EWF2 formats)
	           compression level options: none (default), empty-block,
	           fast or best
	-d:        calculate additional digest (hash) types besides md5,
	           options: sha1, sha256 (not used for raw and files format)
	-f:        specify the output format to write to, options:
	           raw (default), files (restricted to logical volume files), ewf,
	           smart, encase1, encase2, encase3, encase4, encase5, encase6,
	           encase7, encase7-v2, linen5, linen6, linen7, ewfx
	-h:        shows this help
	-l:        logs export errors and the digest (hash) to the log_filename
	-o:        specify the offset to start the export (default is 0)
	-p:        specify the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
	-q:        quiet shows minimal status information
	-s:        swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA)
	           (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice
	           versa)
	-S:        specify the segment file size in bytes (default is 1.4 GiB)
	           (minimum is 1.0 MiB, maximum is 7.9 EiB for raw, encase6
	           and encase7 format and 1.9 GiB for other formats)
	           (not used for files format)
	-t:        specify the target file to export to, use - for stdout
	           (default is export) stdout is only supported for the raw
	           format
	-u:        unattended mode (disables user interaction)
	-v:        verbose output to stderr
	-V:        print version
	-w:        zero sectors on checksum error (mimic EnCase like behavior)
	-x:        use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write
	           functions.

ewfinfo

Show meta data stored in EWF files

root@kali:~# ewfinfo -h
ewfinfo 20140807

Use ewfinfo to determine information about the EWF format (Expert Witness
Compression Format).

Usage: ewfinfo [ -A codepage ] [ -d date_format ] [ -f format ]
               [ -ehimvVx ] ewf_files

	ewf_files: the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

	-A:        codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	           windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	           windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	           windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	           windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-d:        specify the date format, options: ctime (default),
	           dm (day/month), md (month/day), iso8601
	-e:        only show EWF read error information
	-f:        specify the output format, options: text (default),
	           dfxml
	-h:        shows this help
	-i:        only show EWF acquiry information
	-m:        only show EWF media information
	-v:        verbose output to stderr
	-V:        print version

ewfmount

Mount data stored in EWF files

root@kali:~# ewfmount -h
ewfmount 20140807

Use ewfmount to mount an Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF) image file

Usage: ewfmount [ -f format ] [ -X extended_options ] [ -hvV ] image mount_point

	image:       an Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF) image file

	mount_point: the directory to serve as mount point

	-f:          specify the input format, options: raw (default), files (restricted to
	             logical volume files)
	-h:          shows this help
	-v:          verbose output to stderr, while ewfmount will remain running in the
	             foreground
	-V:          print version
	-X:          extended options to pass to sub system

ewfrecover

Exports media data stored in EWF files

root@kali:~# ewfrecover -h
ewfrecover 20140807

Use ewfrecover to recover data from corrupt EWF (Expert Witness
Compression Format) files.

Usage: ewfrecover [ -A codepage ]
                  [ -l log_filename ]
                  [ -p process_buffer_size ]
                  [ -t target ] [ -hquvVx ] ewf_files

	ewf_files: the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

	-A:        codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	           windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	           windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	           windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	           windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-h:        shows this help
	-l:        logs recover errors and the digest (hash) to the
	           log_filename
	-p:        specify the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
	-q:        quiet shows minimal status information
	-t:        specify the target file to recover to (default is recover)
	-u:        unattended mode (disables user interaction)
	-v:        verbose output to stderr
	-V:        print version
	-x:        use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write
	           functions.

ewfverify

Verifies media data stored in EWF files

root@kali:~# ewfverify -h
ewfverify 20140807

Use ewfverify to verify data stored in the EWF format (Expert Witness
Compression Format).

Usage: ewfverify [ -A codepage ] [ -d digest_type ] [ -f format ]
                 [ -l log_filename ] [ -p process_buffer_size ]
                 [ -hqvVwx ] ewf_files

	ewf_files: the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

	-A:        codepage of header section, options: ascii (default),
	           windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949,
	           windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252,
	           windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256,
	           windows-1257 or windows-1258
	-d:        calculate additional digest (hash) types besides md5,
	           options: sha1, sha256
	-f:        specify the input format, options: raw (default),
	           files (restricted to logical volume files)
	-h:        shows this help
	-l:        logs verification errors and the digest (hash) to the
	           log_filename
	-p:        specify the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
	-q:        quiet shows minimal status information
	-v:        verbose output to stderr
	-V:        print version
	-w:        zero sectors on checksum error (mimic EnCase like behavior)
	-x:        use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write
	           functions.

libewf-dev

Libewf is a library with support for reading and writing the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF). This library allows you to read media information of EWF files in the SMART (EWF-S01) format and the EnCase (EWF-E01) format. It supports files created by EnCase 1 to 6, linen and FTK Imager. The libewf is useful for forensics investigations.

This package contains the development files.

Installed size: 2.85 MB
How to install: sudo apt install libewf-dev

  • libbfio-dev
  • libewf2
  • zlib1g-dev

libewf2

Libewf is a library with support for reading and writing the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF). This library allows you to read media information of EWF files in the SMART (EWF-S01) format and the EnCase (EWF-E01) format. It supports files created by EnCase 1 to 6, linen and FTK Imager. The libewf is useful for forensics investigations.

Installed size: 1.66 MB
How to install: sudo apt install libewf2

  • libc6
  • zlib1g

python3-libewf

Libewf is a library with support for reading and writing the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF). This library allows you to read media information of EWF files in the SMART (EWF-S01) format and the EnCase (EWF-E01) format. It supports files created by EnCase 1 to 6, linen and FTK Imager. The libewf is useful for forensics investigations.

This package contains Python 3 bindings for libewf.

Installed size: 140 KB
How to install: sudo apt install python3-libewf

  • libc6
  • libewf2
  • python3

Updated on: 2021-Sep-16