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

NTFSCP(8)										NTFSCP(8)

       ntfscp - copy file to an NTFS volume.

       ntfscp [options] device source_file destination

       ntfscp  will  copy file to an NTFS volume. destination can be either file or directory. In
       case if destination is directory specified by name then source_file is  copied  into  this
       directory,  in case if destination is directory and specified by inode number then unnamed
       data attribute is created for this inode and source_file is copied into it (WARNING:  it's
       unusual	to  have  unnamed  data streams in the directories, think twice before specifying
       directory by inode number).

       Below is a summary of all the options that ntfscp 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 NUM
	      Write to this attribute.

       -i, --inode
	      Treat destination as inode number.

       -N, --attr-name NAME
	      Write to attribute with this name.

       -n, --no-action
	      Use this option to make a test run before doing the real	copy  operation.   Volume
	      will be opened read-only and no write will be done.

       -f, --force
	      This  will override some sensible defaults, such as not working with a mounted vol-
	      ume.  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 ntfscp.

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

       All data on NTFS is stored in streams, which can have names. A file can have more than one
       data  streams,  but  exactly  one must have no name. The size of a file is the size of its
       unnamed data stream. Usually when you don't specify stream name you are access to  unnamed
       data stream. If you want access to named data stream you need to add ":stream_name" to the
       filename. For example: by opening "some.mp3:artist"  you  will  open  stream  "artist"  in
       "some.mp3".  But  windows usually prevent you from accessing to named data streams, so you
       need to use some program like FAR or utils from cygwin to access named data streams.

       Copy new_boot.ini from /home/user as boot.ini to the root of an /dev/hda1 NTFS volume:

	      ntfscp /dev/hda1 /home/user/new_boot.ini boot.ini

       Copy myfile to C:\some\path\myfile:stream (assume that /dev/hda1 letter in windows is C):

	      ntfscp -N stream /dev/hda1 myfile /some/path

       There are no known problems with ntfscp. If you find a bug please send an email describing
       the problem to the development team:

       ntfscp  was  written by Yura Pakhuchiy, with contributions from Anton Altaparmakov and Hil
       Liao.  It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson.

       With love to Marina Sapego.

       ntfscp is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:


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

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