ntfscat


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 command, 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 hexadeci-
              mal, 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.
              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 describing 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 2012.1.15AR.1           September 2007                      NTFSCAT(8)
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