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Forensic data recovery forked from Foremost with better performance.

Scalpel is a file carving and indexing application that runs on Linux and Windows. The first version of Scalpel, released in 2005, was based on Foremost 0.69. There have been a number of internal releases since the last public release, 1.60, primarily to support our own research. The newest public release v2.0, has a number of additional features, including:

o minimum carve sizes.

o multithreading for quicker execution on multicore CPUs.

o asynchronous I/O that allows disk operations to overlap with pattern matching--this results in a substantial performance improvement.

o regular expression support for headers/footers.

o embedded header/footer matching for better processing of structured file types that may contain embedded files.

o for advanced users, support for massively-threaded execution on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).



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