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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 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.

       -m, --min-fragments
              Minimize fragmentation when allocating space to the attribute. This is mostly  use‐
              ful 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  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.

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 Altaparmakov  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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