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Tools for analyzing a system after a break-in

  • " Note: consider using Brian Carrier's Sleuthkit. It is the official successor, based on parts from TCT. Development of the Coroner's Toolkit was stopped years ago. It is updated only for for bugfixes which are very rare, and after Wietse discovers that the programs no longer work on a new machine. "

'TCT' is a collection of programs for a post-mortem analysis of a *NIX system after break-in. It is meant to create areconstruction of the past - determining as much as possible what happened with a static snapshot of a system. 'TCT' was designed primarily for people in the trenches - systems administrators, security response teams, security investigators, etc. There are currently four major parts to TCT:

  • grave-robber (data capturing tool)
  • the C tools (ils, icat, pcat, file, etc.)
  • unrm & lazarus (collection & analysis of data on a file)
  • mactime (analyzes the mtime file)


User README and man pages included


Download version 4.3.0 (beta)
released on 19 July 2016



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:IBM Public License 1.0Janet Casey5 August 2004

Leaders and contributors

Dan Farmer Maintainer
Wietse Venema Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to usePerl 5.004 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 January 2017.


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