Ntfsprogs


Ntfsprogs

Infobox Software
name = ntfsprogs



caption =
developer =
latest_release_version = 2.0.0
latest_release_date = release date|2007|09|29
latest_preview_version =
latest_preview_date =
operating_system = Unix-like
platform =
genre = File system utilities
license = GPL
website = [http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsprogs www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsprogs]

Ntfsprogs is a collection of free Unix utilities for managing the NTFS filesystem used by Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows Vista on a harddisk partition. 'ntfsprogs' was the first stable method of writing to NTFS partitions in Linux [Citation
last = Shilliday
first = Barry
publication-date = 2007-04-17
title = Running other operating systems alongside Linux
periodical = Personal Computer World
url = http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/features/2187957/hands-running-operating-systems
accessdate = 2008-05-29
]

All NTFS versions are supported, used by 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. ntfsprogs remains a popular way of interacting with NTFS partitions and is included by most Linux distributions [Citation
last = Mathes
first = Steven
publication-date = 2007-02-01
title = The Interoperability Power of Linux-NTFS Tools
periodical = Linux Journal
url = http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9327
accessdate = 2008-05-29
] and on Live CDs. There are also versions that have been compiled for Windows.

Included programs

* ntfsresize, used for non-destructively resizing a NTFS Partition
* ntfsclone, used for efficiently cloning NTFS Partitions
* mkntfs, used for creating NTFS partitions
* ntfsmount, for mounting using FUSE
* ntfsfix, schedules a Windows check of a file system on the next boot
* ntfsundelete, undeletes a file
* ntfsdecrypt, decrypts EFS
* ntfsck, performs a consistency check on the specified volumeOther programs are included, but are very basic in functionality, and/or intended for developers.

References


*Citation
last = Shilliday
first = Barry
publication-date = 2006-12-06
title = It's all write now: NTFS filesystem under Linux
periodical = Personal Computer World
url = http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/features/2170805/hands-write
accessdate = 2008-05-29

*Citation
last = Smith
first = Roderick
publication-date = 2008-03-30
title = Communicating With the Other Half: NTFS Support in Linux
periodical = Linux Magazine
url = http://linux-mag.com/id/5523
accessdate = 2008-05-29

ee also

* e2fsprogs
* reiserfsprogs

External links

* [http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsprogs ntfsprogs homepage]


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