I need to have an "image" of a file system without actual contents of the files - just all the names and the structure, so that I can read the file and know what files were stored there and how were they located. As always in these kinds of cases, I tend to believe that there is a beautiful "Unix way" to achieve this with a combination of some standard GNU command-line utilities. Am I right? What is it?
You can run
It shows all subdirectories niftly formatted as a tree.
Sometimes there is also
It provides following output: