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affconvert(1)	   convert files between RAW and AFF formats	 affconvert(1)

NAME
       affconvert - convert files between RAW and AFF formats

SYNOPSIS
       affconvert [options] file1 [... files]

DESCRIPTION
       Convert	files  from RAW	to AFF,	AFF to RAW and AFF to AFF (recompress-
       ing/uncompressing). WARNING: the	source file must have 'raw'  or	 'aff'
       as extension in name.

       This file is part of the	AFFLIBv3, that provides	AFF.

       AFF  is an open and extensible file format to store disk	images and as-
       sociated	metadata. It is	 useful	 in  several  scenaries,  as  computer
       forensics investigations.

OPTIONS
       General options:

	      -q     Quiet mode. Don't ask questions, don't print status.

	      -V     Just print	the version number and exit.

       AFF output options:

	      -a<ext>
		     Use  'ext'	 for  aff  files  (default is aff; afd for AFD
		     files).

	      -L     Use the LZMA compression algorithm	(better	but slower).

	      -Mn[kmg]
		     Set maximum size of output	file. Suffix with k, m	or  g.
		     Use with -o.

	      -O<dir>
		     Use  'dir'	as the output directory. Example: -Otest. Note
		     that you need create the directory.

	      -o<dir>.afd
		     Output to 'dir'.afd (can only convert  one	 at  a	time).
		     Consider  AFF  if file ends using .aff. Otherwise assumes
		     raw. The directory	must have .afd as extension in name.

	      -s<n>  Set the image_pagesize as 'n' (default 16777216).

	      -x     Don't compress the	AFF file.

	      -X<n>  Set compression to	'n'; default is	7.

       Raw output options:

	      -e<ext>
		     Use 'ext' for the raw files (default is raw). Implies  in
		     -r.

	      -r     Generate raw output.

       Dangerous input options:

	      -y     Always answer yes/no questions 'yes.'

	      -Z     Do	not automatically probe	for gzip/bzip2 compression.

	      -z     ZAP (delete) the output file if it	already	exists.

EXAMPLES
       Convert file1.raw to file1.aff:

	   $ affconvert	file1.raw

       Convert file1.aff to file1.raw:

	   $ affconvert	-r file1.aff

       Batch convert files:

	   $ affconvert	file1.raw file2.raw file3.raw

	   $ affconvert	-r file1.aff file2.aff file3.aff

       Split an	AFF file into 4GB chunks for archiving to DVD:

	   $ affconvert	-M4g -odvd.afd	bigfile.aff

SEE ALSO
       affcat(1),  affcompare(1),  affcopy(1),	affcrypto(1), affdiskprint(1),
       affinfo(1), affix(1), affrecover(1), affsegment(1),  affsign(1),	 affs-
       tats(1),	affuse(1), affverify(1), affxml(1)

AUTHOR
       The AFFLIB was written by Simson	L. Garfinkel <simsong@acm.org> and Ba-
       sis Technology, Inc.

       This manual page	was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho	 <eriberto@de-
       bian.org> for the Debian	project	(but may be used by others).

AFFCONVERT 3.7.4		   Oct 2014			 affconvert(1)

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