MantaRay Documentation

MantaRay Forensics

ManTech Triage and Analysis System, Forensics Workflow Automation Suite

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MantaRay is designed to automate the processing of forensic images, directories and individual files with open source tools. With support for numerous image formats, this tool provides a scalable base to utilize open source and custom exploitation tools.

For more information about the suite, visit our website


See for a full list

  • BulkExtractor
  • ENT – Calculate Entropy
  • KML from JPG EXIF Data
  • fdupes
  • EXIF Tool
  • Foremost
  • Jumplist Parser
  • Sleuth Kit tools
  • Regripper
  • Log2Timeline
  • Volatility

Installation of MantaRay


$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mantaray/stable
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sift/stable
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
$ sudo apt-get install mantaray

Source from PPA:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mantaray/stable
$ apt-get source mantaray


$ git clone
$ cd mantaray

Follow PPA directions to install dependencies

How To Run MantaRay

From command line (as user with sudo privileges) in PPA:

$ sudo mantaray

A popup window should appear. Pressing continue will begin running the script.

Check For Updates

Using apt-get:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Using mantaray-updater:

$ sudo mantaray-updater


$ git pull origin master

Errors and Bugs

If MantaRay crashes, please re-run it in debug mode and send a screenshot of the crash along with any other details you can report to our GitHub