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Linux 2.6 - man page for ntfscat (linux section 8)

NTFSCAT(8)									       NTFSCAT(8)

NAME
       ntfscat - print NTFS files and streams on the standard output

SYNOPSIS
       [options] device [file]

DESCRIPTION
       ntfscat	will  read  a  file or stream from an NTFS volume and display the contents on the
       standard output.

       The case of the filename passed to ntfscat is ignored.

OPTIONS
       Below is a summary of all the options that ntfscat accepts.  Nearly all options	have  two
       equivalent  names.   The  short name is preceded by - and the long name is preceded by --.
       Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single com-
       mand,  e.g.   -fv  is  equivalent  to -f -v.  Long named options can be abbreviated to any
       unique prefix of their name.

       -a, --attribute TYPE
	      Display the contents of a particular attribute type.  By default, the unnamed $DATA
	      attribute  will be shown.  The attribute can be specified by a number in decimal or
	      hexadecimal, or by name.

	      +-------------------------------------------+
	      |Hex     Decimal	 Name			  |
	      |0x10    16	 "$STANDARD_INFORMATION"  |
	      |0x20    32	 "$ATTRIBUTE_LIST"	  |
	      |0x30    48	 "$FILE_NAME"		  |
	      |0x40    64	 "$OBJECT_ID"		  |
	      |0x50    80	 "$SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR"   |
	      |0x60    96	 "$VOLUME_NAME" 	  |
	      |0x70    112	 "$VOLUME_INFORMATION"	  |
	      |0x80    128	 "$DATA"		  |
	      |0x90    144	 "$INDEX_ROOT"		  |
	      |0xA0    160	 "$INDEX_ALLOCATION"	  |
	      |0xB0    176	 "$BITMAP"		  |
	      |0xC0    192	 "$REPARSE_POINT"	  |
	      |0xD0    208	 "$EA_INFORMATION"	  |
	      |0xE0    224	 "$EA"			  |
	      |0xF0    240	 "$PROPERTY_SET"	  |
	      |0x100   256	 "$LOGGED_UTILITY_STREAM" |
	      +-------------------------------------------+

	      Notes The attribute names may be given without the leading $ symbol.
	      If you use the $ symbol, you must quote the name to prevent the shell  interpreting
	      the name.

       -n, --attribute-name NAME
	      Display this named attribute, stream.

       -i, --inode NUM
	      Specify a file by its inode number instead of its name.

       -f, --force
	      This will override some sensible defaults, such as not using a mounted volume.  Use
	      this option with caution.

       -h, --help
	      Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.

       -q, --quiet
	      Suppress some debug/warning/error messages.

       -V, --version
	      Show the version number, copyright and license ntfscat.

       -v, --verbose
	      Display more debug/warning/error messages.

EXAMPLES
       Display the contents of a file in the root of an NTFS volume.

	      ntfscat /dev/hda1 boot.ini

       Display the contents of a file in a subdirectory of an NTFS volume.

	      ntfscat /dev/hda1 /winnt/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

       Display the contents of the $INDEX_ROOT attribute of the root directory (inode 5).

	      ntfscat /dev/hda1 -a INDEX_ROOT -i 5 | hexdump -C


BUGS
       There are no known problems with ntfscat.  If you find a bug please send an email describ-
       ing the problem to the development team:
       ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net

AUTHORS
       ntfscat was written by Richard Russon, Anton Altaparmakov and Szabolcs Szakacsits.  It was
       ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson.

AVAILABILITY
       ntfscat is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
       http://www.tuxera.com/community/

SEE ALSO
       Read libntfs(8) for details how to access encrypted files.

       libntfs(8), ntfsls(8), ntfsprogs(8)

ntfs-3g 2011.4.12AR.4			  September 2007			       NTFSCAT(8)


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