guymager(1) a forensic acquisition program


guymager [log=log_file] [cfg=configuration_file] [options]


Guymager is a Qt-based forensic imager. It is capable of producing image files in EWF and dd format. Its main strenghs are the easy user interface, the extended acquisition info file and the high imaging speed.

The internal structure is based on separate threads for reading, MD5 calculation, writing and includes a parallelised compression engine, thus making full usage of multi-processor and hyper-threading machines.

Guymager should be run with root privileges, as other users do not have access to physical devices normally.


By default, guymager uses /var/log/guymager.log as its log file. This option allows for specifying a different file.
The default configuration file is /etc/guymager/guymager.cfg. This option allows for specifying a different file. Guymager creates a template configuration file when the option -cfg=template.cfg is given.

All other configuration options may be specified on the command line and/or in the configuration file. See /etc/guymager/guymager.cfg for a description of all possible options. In case an option is specified in the configuration file and on the command line, the command line dominates.


Write all log entries to ./my.log:
guymager log=my.log
Create a template configuration file
guymager cfg=template.cfg
Read the configuration from my.cfg and use 4 threads for parallelised compression:
guymager cfg=my.cfg CompressionThreads=4

See /etc/guymager/guymager.cfg for details about option CompressionThreads and all other options as well.


Guy Voncken (vogu00 (at)