|-a, --attribute NUM|
|Write to this attribute.|
|Treat destination as inode number.|
|-N, --attr-name NAME|
|Write to attribute with this name.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Suppress some debug/warning/error messages.|
|Show the version number, copyright and license ntfscp.|
|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 dont 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:Copy myfile to C:\some\path\myfile:stream (assume that /dev/hda1 letter in windows is C):
ntfscp /dev/hda1 /home/user/new_boot.ini boot.ini
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.
With love to Marina Sapego.
ntfscp is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from:
The manual pages are available online at:
|ntfsprogs 2.0.0||NTFSCP (8)||September 2007|