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get header and footer of file for use with scalpel file carving

Terminal - get header and footer of file for use with scalpel file carving
xxd -l 0x04 $file; xxd -s -0x04 $file
2010-06-05 06:19:02
User: IsraelTorres
get header and footer of file for use with scalpel file carving

file carving helps if you know where the file you are looking for starts and ends. It's also an easy way to get data and catalog them for future use with forensic tools like scalpel.


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Hey how to use that header with scalpel???

Plz reply

Comment by gau1992 201 weeks and 5 days ago

1 open a terminal

2 (you need root for this to work) edit the scalpel.conf file in my case was /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf

3 add a comment describing your extention something like

# ghh my extention to look for.

(don't forget to comment this line so scalpel won't read it while trying to recover your data)

4 add the hex header and footer in the next line like this

ghh y 100000 \x??\x??\x??\x?? \x??\x??\x??\x??

5 The end. sit back relax a let you machine do the rest.

Comment by 4ndr0bu 2 weeks and 3 days ago

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