e2fsimage allows you to create ext2 filesystem images, mostly used on Linux systems, by copying an entire directory structure into an ext2 formatted image without needing root permissions.
Without this tool you need to loopback-mount an existing filesystem image and copy all files there as root.
This application is usually used by people creating rescue disks, initrd’s, bootable floppys or CDs or the more. Especially on build hosts where they do not have root permissions and the ptrace() bug is already fixed .
Version: The current version number as of 23. Mar. 2004 is 0.2.0 (see changelog)
Copyright: The application is freely distributable and usable under the BSD license see copyright
Documentation: The man-page can be viewed here as HTML.