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LTOOLS project is a set of command line tools to read and write Linux extended 2 filesystems (Linux's standard filesystem) fr

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Werner Zimmermann
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LTOOLS project is a set of command line tools to read and write Linux extended 2 filesystems (Linux's standard filesystem) from DOS or Windows (XP, 2000, NT, ME, 9.x or 3.x) running on the same machine.

So whenever you're running DOS or Windows and you desperately need to read or write that most important file, which resides on your Linux disk, you should use it ... Besides that, you can repair your Linux system from DOS, if your Linux system does not boot anymore ...

If you don't like command line tools, you may use LTOOLSgui , which is a Java based graphical user interface ("Explorer like") for local or remote access to your Linux files. Or you may use LTOOLSnet , which is a .NET based user interface, also providing local or remote access.

If you don't like Java or .NET, use your web browser as a graphical frontend for the LTOOLS. To achieve this functionallity, the package contains LREADsrv , which is a simple web server, making your LINUX (and DOS) filesystem available in an Explorer-like view in your web browser. Using LREADsrv, you also have remote access to your LINUX filesystem as well as to your DOS/Windows filesystem.

Beginning with version 3.3 the complete LTOOLS suite is also running under UNIX, Solaris ... .

Using LTOOLS from the Command Line

At the heart of the LTOOLS is a set of command line programs, which can be called from DOS or from a DOS-Window in Windows 9x/ME or Windows NT/2000/XP. They provide the same functionality as the well-known LINUX commands 'ls', 'cp', 'rm', 'chmod', 'chown' and 'ln'. Thus, under DOS/Windows you can

list Linux files and directories (command: ldir),
copy files from Linux to Windows and vice versa (commands: lread, lwrite),
delete or rename Linux files (commands: ldel, lren),
create symbolic links (command: lln),
create new Linux directories (command: lmkdir),
modify a Linux file's access rights and owner (command: lchange),
change the Linux default directory (command: lcd),
set the Linux default drive (command: ldrive) and
show your harddisk partition setup (command: ldir -part).

As with many UNIX tools, these functions are included in a single executable, which is called with a bundle of command line parameters. To make your life easier, a set of batch files (shell scripts) are provided, so that you don't need to remember and type in all these parameters.

Additionally there is a Unix/Linux version of the LTOOLS, so that you can use them under Solaris or even under Linux, when you want to access a file on another harddisk partition without mounting this partition.

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