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Does anyone know of a good file system exploration tool? Granted I can traverse directories and stuff in a shell, but I'd like something more particular to the underlying file system structure - something that I'm able to issue more low level commands with (edit file metadata, reorganize tree, view deleted files, etc). Does anyone know of any tool I might be able to use or library in Python or C that I can do this in? If not, how about some links to explanations as to how I might be able to write something that supports this?

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For ext[234] there is debugfs.

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Awesome, thanks! I'd love to find a tool that does NTFS as well though. Do you know of one? After looking through the C file system stuff it doesn't seem like it would be all that difficult to make anyhow. – MoarCodePlz May 4 '13 at 14:34

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