ext4magic - recover deleted files from ext3 or ext4 partitions

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename ext4magic_0.3.2-7_i386.deb
Package name ext4magic
Package version 0.3.2
Package release 7
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage http://ext4magic.sf.net/ext4magic_en.html
License -
Maintainer Debian Forensics <forensics-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Download size 111.66 KB
Installed size 255.00 KB
ext4magic is a file carver (or file carving). It can be used when recovering
from disasters or in digital forensics activities.
The deletion of files in ext3/4 filesystems can not be easily reversed. Zero
out of the block references in the inodes makes that impossible. Experiences
with other programs have proved that is possible restore sufficient information
for a recover of many data files, directly from the filesystem journal.
ext4magic can extract the information from the journal and restore files in an
entire directory tree, if the information in the journal are sufficient.
This tool can recover the most file types, with original filename, owner and
group, file mode bits and also the old atime/mtime stamps.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ext4magic_0.3.2-7_amd64.deb 0.3.2 amd64 Debian Main
ext4magic - - -


Name Value
e2fslibs >= 1.42
libblkid1 >= 2.16
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4
libmagic1 >= 5.12
libuuid1 >= 2.16
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ext4magic_0.3.2-7_i386.deb
Source Package ext4magic

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ext4magic deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ext4magic




2016-12-16 - Giovani Augusto Ferreira <giovani@riseup.net>
ext4magic (0.3.2-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update DH level to 10.
* debian/compat: updated to 10.
* debian/rules: removed the '--with autoreconf' because it is default
in DH 10.
2016-09-24 - Giovani Augusto Ferreira <giovani@riseup.net>
ext4magic (0.3.2-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
* debian/patches:
- Added the '.patch' extension to all patches.
- fix-spelling-manpage.patch:
~ Added a typing error correction for ext4magic.8.
2016-03-20 - Giovani Augusto Ferreira <giovani@riseup.net>
ext4magic (0.3.2-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: Changed from cgit to git in Vcs-Browser field.
* debian/patches/fix-spelling-manpage: updated to fix more spelling
errors in manpage.
* debian/watch: bumped to version 4.
2016-02-20 - Giovani Augusto Ferreira <giovani@riseup.net>
ext4magic (0.3.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* New co-maintainer. Thanks a lot to Eriberto Mota, the initial
maintainer of this package.
* debian/control
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.7.
- Fixed a word in long description.
- Updated Vcs-* fields.
* debian/copyright:
- Added my name at debian/* block.
- Dropped dot-zero from GPL license short name.
- Fixed the packaging years for the last maintainer.
* debian/patches/fix-spelling-manpage: added to fix some spelling
errors in manpage.
* debian/watch: updated.
2015-11-29 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
ext4magic (0.3.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/fix-recover-examine.patch: added as a temporary work
around to fix an issue which makes impossible to recover or examine
Ext4 filesystems. Thanks to Roberto Maar <robi6@users.sf.net>, the
ext4magic upstream. (see #802089 for more details)
2014-10-26 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
ext4magic (0.3.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
2014-09-15 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
ext4magic (0.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/control: updated the homepage field.
* debian/copyright:
- Fixed a typo in 'src/kernel-jbd.h' name (from jdb to jbd).
- Renamed 'Simplified BSD license' to 'BSD-2-clause'.
- Updated the upstream email address and download site.
- Updated the upstream copyright years.
* debian/patches/: removed. The upstream fixed the source code. Thanks
to Roberto Maar.
* debian/README.Debian: added to provide notices about important URLs.
* debian/rules: added the DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS variable to fix the
issues pointed by blhc.
* debian/watch: updated to support the SourceForge.
2014-08-05 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@debian.org>
ext4magic (0.3.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer email address.
* debian/control: updated the Vcs-Browser field.
2014-03-15 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
ext4magic (0.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/copyright: updated the packaging years.
* debian/source/lintian-overrides: removed as requested by Paul Wise.
Thanks to Paul for explanations about the idea of the GPG sign check.
* debian/watch: updated. The upstream changed the download path.
2013-12-30 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
ext4magic (0.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version from 3.9.4 to 3.9.5.
- Updated the Vcs-Git to use canonical URL.
* debian/gbp.conf: added to allow git-buildpackage use.
* debian/rules:
- Added --enable-expert-mode to dh_auto_configure.
- Removed some comments.
* debian/source/: added an override to reply to check-gpg-signature.
* debian/watch: improved.

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