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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.

       -t, --timestamp
              Copy  the  modification  time of source_file to destination. This is not compatible
              with --attr-name and --attribute.

       -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)