ntfscmp - compare two NTFS filesystems and tell the differences
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program makes a comparison between two NTFS filesystems from
all aspects and reports all variances it finds. The filesystems can be on
block devices or images files. Ntfscmp can be used for volume verification
however its primary purpose was to be an efficient development tool, used to
quickly locate, identify and check the correctness of the metadata changes
made to NTFS.
If one is interested only in the NTFS metadata changes then it could be useful
to compare the metadata images created by using the --metadata option of
(8) to eliminate the usually uninteresting timestamp changes.
The terse output of ntfscmp
is intentional because the provided
information is enough in each case to determine the exact differences. This
can be achieved, for instance, if one compares the verbose outputs of
(8) for each reported inodes by the diff
Below is a summary of the options that ntfscmp
- -P, --no-progress-bar
- Don't show progress bars.
- -v, --verbose
- More informational output.
- -h, --help
- Display help and exit.
The exit code is 0 on success, non-zero otherwise.
No problem is known. If you would find otherwise then please send your report to
the development team: email@example.com
was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g by
is part of the ntfs-3g
package and is available from: