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NTFSCMP(8) System Manager’s Manual NTFSCMP(8)

NAME

ntfscmp – compare two NTFS filesystems and tell the differences

SYNOPSIS

ntfscmp [OPTIONS] DEVICE1 DEVICE2

DESCRIPTION

The ntfscmp 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 devel‐
opment 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 ntfsclone(8) to eliminate the usually uninteresting timestamp
changes.

The terse output of ntfscmp is intentional because the provided infor‐
mation is enough in each case to determine the exact differences. This
can be achieved, for instance, if one compares the verbose outputs of
ntfsinfo(8) for each reported inodes by the diff utility.

OPTIONS

Below is a summary of the options that ntfscmp accepts.

-P, –no-progress-bar
Don’t show progress bars.

-v, –verbose
More informational output.

-h, –help
Display help and exit.

EXIT CODES
The exit code is 0 on success, non-zero otherwise.

KNOWN ISSUES
No problem is known. If you would find otherwise then please send your
report to the development team: ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net

AUTHOR

ntfscmp was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g
by Erik Larsson.

AVAILABILITY
ntfscmp is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:

Community

SEE ALSO

ntfsinfo(8), ntfscat(8), diff, ntfsclone(8), ntfsprogs(8)

ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1 April 2006 NTFSCMP(8)