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dcfldd

dcfldd

dcfldd is an enhanced version of dd with features useful for forensics and security. dd copies a file (from standard input to standard output, by default) converting and formatting according to the options supplied.

This utility only generates raw image files.

 dcfldd 1.3.4-1

Price
Free to download

Size
0.1MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Nicholas Harbour

Website
dcfldd.sourceforge.net

System Requirements

Support:
Forum, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Useful features for forensic investigators:
  • Hashing on-the-fly, dcfldd can hash the input data as it is being transferred, helping to ensure data integrity. Supports multiple hashes at once
  • Progress bar of how much data has already been sent.
  • Flexible disk wipes, dcfldd can be used to wipe disks quickly and with a known pattern if desired
  • Image/wipe Verify, dcfldd can verify that a target drive is a bit-for-bit match of the specified input file or pattern
  • Simultaneous output to more than one file/disk is possible
  • Split output, dcfldd can split output to multiple files with more configurability than the split command
  • Piped output and logs, dcfldd can send all its log data and output to commands as well as files natively
  • Verify capability

dcfldd in action

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