Copy byte blocks from one file into another file, with a specified offset and length using the free sfk partcopy command for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux command line.
sfk partcopy infile offset length outfile [offset2] [-yes]sfk partcopy infile -allfrom startoffset outfile ...sfk partcopy infile -fromto startoffset endoffset outfile ...
reads a block of bytes from infile at specified offset,
writing them into another file. if offset2 is specified,
outfile is not created, but the bytes are used to overwrite
other bytes within the output file.
by default, the command simulates, checking file lengths
but not copying any data. add -yes to really copy contents.
negative offsets can be used, to specify positions
relative to the file end instead of file start.
if output offset2 + length is larger than output file size,
the output file is extended. use -noext to avoid this.
100000 , 100k = 100000 bytes
2000000k , 2000m , 2g = 2 giga-bytes
-quiet do not print number of copied bytes.
-verbose tell how offsets and lengths are calculated.
type directly after "partcopy" for all infos.
-fromto use this if you don't want to specify offset
and length for the input, but a start and end
offset. end offset is exclusive, i.e. length
is end minus start.
-fromtoinc same as -fromto but including end offset,
so copy length is (end - start) + 1
-allfrom copy all from start offset, until end of file.
-noext do not allow an extension of the output file,
stop with error if writing beyond output end.
-append if given after output filename, data is added
to the end of the output file.
see alsosfk setbytes write a byte sequence into a file
sfk hexdump show binary file contents as hexdump
sfk hexfind search data in binary files
sfk hextobin convert hexdump to binary
web referencehttp://stahlworks.com/sfk-partcopyexamplessfk partcopy first.dat 10000 50 second.dat 500000
copies 50 bytes from first.dat at offset 10000 into
second.dat (which should exist) at offset 500000
sfk partcopy first.dat -fromto 0x2710 0x2950 second.dat
input start and end offset in hexadecimal numbers,
output file is created (no output offset given).
sfk partcopy in.txt -allfrom 1000 out.txt -append
take from in.txt all data from offset 1000 until end
and append that to out.txt.
sfk partcopy in.dat -fromto -1000 -900 out.dat -500
take from in.dat all bytes from end minus 1000
until end minus 900, i.e. a 100 bytes block, and
write this into output at end minus 500 bytes.
(type -verbose after partcopy for details.)