exthide - Linux File hiding tool

lakshmi pathi lakshmipathi.g at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 05:05:31 UTC 2008

Thanks for your comments.
Yes,i need to improve a lot on my coding skills,
i'll surely learn and implement it soon.

After hiding a file,i executed fsck program.

fsck said :
Unattached inode 6932386
Connect to /lost+found?

 i typed 'yes',the inode is placed under /lost+found directory.
Now i tried to run exthide to unhide the file.The file is placed in its
yes,the hidden files are exposed during fsck.

i don't think exthide will crash the harddisk.
I agree exthide makes the standard file system into dirty,
but i don't to think exthide is a dangerous program,
as long as user hides minimum number of files with it.
[I may be wrong here - please correct me if i'm wrong.]

Thanks once again for your comments.


On 2/5/08, Theodore Tso <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 04:23:38PM +0530, lakshmi pathi wrote:
> > Hi friends,
> > I wrote a file hiding program under linux.(It's alpha)
> > Here is the link :
> > http://freshmeat.net/projects/exthide
> This is a dangerous program; if a full fsck is run on the filesystem,
> your "hidden files" will be erased.
> The code quality could defintely be improved, in terms of indentation
> style, #including the correct header files for portability, etc.
>                                                 - Ted
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