compare two NTFS filesystems and tell the differences
see also :
ntfsinfo - ntfscat - diff - ntfsclone
[OPTIONS] DEVICE1 DEVICE2
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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 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 ntfsclone(8) to eliminate
the usually uninteresting timestamp changes.
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 ntfsinfo(8) for each
reported inodes by the diff(1) utility.
Below is a
summary of the options that ntfscmp accepts.
Don’t show progress
More informational output.
Display help and exit.
ntfscmp is part of the ntfs-3g package and is
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:
ntfscat , diff , ntfsclone ,
was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g
by Erik Larsson.