affcopy [options] file1 file
affcopy [options] file1 file2 file3 ... dir
affcopy [options] file1 file2 file3 ... dir1 dir2...


Sign an existing AFF file. This program will:

  • Sign each segment if there are no segment signatures.

  • Write signed chain-of-custody Bill of Materials segment.

This file is part of the AFFLIBv3, that provides AFF.

AFF is an open and extensible file format to store disk images and associated metadata. It is useful in several scenaries, as computer forensics investigations.


General options:

-n Ask for a chain-of-custody note.

-v Just print the version number and exit.

Signature Options:

-k filename.key Specify private key for signing.

-c filename.cer Specify a X.509 certificate that matches the private key (by default, the file is assumed to be the same one provided with the -k option).

-Z ZAP (remove) all signature segments.

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The AFFLIB was written by Simson L. Garfinkel <[email protected]> and Basis Technology, Inc.

This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).