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       ntfscp - overwrite file on an NTFS volume.


       ntfscp [options] device source_file destination


       ntfscp  will  overwrite file on an NTFS volume. At present ntfscp can’t
       create new files.  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.  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 number
              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

       -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.


       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


       No bugs are known at present. If you find  any  bugs,  please  send  an
       email to <>.


       ntfscp  was  written by Yura Pakhuchiy.  ntfscp and this manual page is
       based on ntfscat and its manual page by Richard Russon, so many  thanks
       to  him.  Information  about  named  data streams was partly taken from


       With love to Marina Sapego.


       ntfscp is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from