Provided by: ntfs-3g_2022.5.17-1ubuntu1_amd64
ntfs-3g.probe - Probe an NTFS volume mountability
ntfs-3g.probe <--readonly|--readwrite> volume
The ntfs-3g.probe utility tests a volume if it's NTFS mountable read-only or read-write, and exits with a status value accordingly. The volume can be a block device or image file.
Below is a summary of the options that ntfs-3g.probe accepts. -r, --readonly Test if the volume can be mounted read-only. -w, --readwrite Test if the volume can be mounted read-write. -h, --help Display help and exit.
Test if /dev/sda1 can be mounted read-write: ntfs-3g.probe --readwrite /dev/sda1
The exit codes are as follows: 0 Volume is mountable. 11 Syntax error, command line parsing failed. 12 The volume doesn't have a valid NTFS. 13 Inconsistent NTFS, hardware or device driver fault, or unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. 14 The NTFS partition is hibernated. 15 The volume was not cleanly unmounted. 16 The volume is already exclusively opened and in use by a kernel driver or software. 17 Unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. 18 Unknown reason. 19 Not enough privilege to mount. 20 Out of memory. 21 Unclassified FUSE error.
Please see https://github.com/tuxera/ntfs-3g/wiki/NTFS-3G-FAQ for common questions and known issues. If you think you have found an undocumented problem in the latest release of the software then please post an ntfs-3g issue describing it in detail so that the development team can be aware of the issue and take care of it: https://github.com/tuxera/ntfs-3g/issues
ntfs-3g.probe was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits.
Alon Bar-Lev has integrated the utility into the NTFS-3G build process and tested it with Erik Larsson before the public release.