ntfscp

NTFSCP(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  NTFSCP(8)

NAME
       ntfscp - copy file to an NTFS volume.

SYNOPSIS
       ntfscp [options] device source_file destination

DESCRIPTION
       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).

OPTIONS
       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 command, 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.

       -m, --min-fragments
              Minimize fragmentation when allocating space to  the  attribute.
              This is mostly useful when creating big files.

       -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 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 ntfscp.

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

DATA STREAMS
       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.

EXAMPLES
       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

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

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

DEDICATION
       With love to Marina Sapego.

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

SEE ALSO
       ntfsprogs(8)

ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1           September 2007                       NTFSCP(8)
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