viewing ext3 journal

Stefan Drexleri niam.tni at
Tue Jun 20 22:46:21 UTC 2006

2006/6/21, Andreas Dilger <adilger at>:
> Sorry, you need to add your device name to the end of the above command,
> like "debugfs -c -R 'dump <8> /tmp/journal' /dev/hda1" or whatever.  It
> will dump the journal inode (#8) to the file /tmp/journal.  But that is
> just a raw block dump, you would need to hack debugfs to do something
> more clever to dump the logical structure of the journal (e.g. which
> transactions are present, blocks modified in each transaction, etc).

Oh i see raw data ;)
What a shame! The Possibility to view last filesystem actions in a
human readable format would have been nice.

Thank you!

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