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MOUNT_NTFS(8)           FreeBSD System Manager's Manual          MOUNT_NTFS(8)

NAME
     mount_ntfs -- mount an NTFS file system

SYNOPSIS
     mount_ntfs [-a] [-i] [-u user] [-g group] [-m mask] [-C charset]
                [-W u2wtable] special node

DESCRIPTION
     The mount_ntfs utility attaches the NTFS file system residing on the
     device special to the global file system namespace at the location indi-
     cated by node.  This command is normally executed by mount(8) at boot
     time, but can be used by any user to mount an NTFS file system on any
     directory that they own (provided, of course, that they have appropriate
     access to the device that contains the file system).

     The options are as follows:

     -a      Force behaviour to return MS-DOS 8.3 names also on readdir().

     -i      Make name lookup case insensitive for all names except POSIX
             names.

     -u user
             Set the owner of the files in the file system to user.  The
             default owner is the owner of the directory on which the file
             system is being mounted.

     -g group
             Set the group of the files in the file system to group.  The
             default group is the group of the directory on which the file
             system is being mounted.

     -m mask
             Specify the maximum file permissions for files in the file sys-
             tem.

     -C charset
             Specify local charset to convert Unicode file names.  Currently
             only reading is supported, thus the file system is to be mounted
             read-only.

     -W u2wtable
             Specify UNIX to Unicode translation table.  See mount_msdosfs(8)
             for the description of this option.  This option is preserved for
             backward compatibility purpose only, and will be removed in the
             future.  Please do not use this option.

FEATURES
     NTFS file attributes are accessed in following way:

           foo[[:ATTRTYPE]:ATTRNAME]

     `ATTRTYPE' is one of the identifiers listed in $AttrDef file of volume.
     Default is $DATA.  `ATTRNAME' is an attribute name.  Default is none.

EXAMPLES
     To mount an NTFS volume located in /dev/ad1s1:

           mount_ntfs /dev/ad1s1 /mnt

     To get the volume name (in Unicode):

           cat /mnt/\$Volume:\$VOLUME_NAME

     To read directory raw data:

           cat /mnt/foodir:\$INDEX_ROOT:\$I30

     To mount a Japanese NTFS volume located in /dev/ad0s1:

           mount_ntfs -C eucJP /dev/ad0s1 /mnt

WRITING
     There is limited writing ability.  Limitations: file must be nonresident
     and must not contain any sparces (uninitialized areas); compressed files
     are also not supported.  The file name must not contain multibyte charac-
     ters.

SEE ALSO
     mount(2), unmount(2), fstab(5), mount(8), mount_msdosfs(8)

CAVEATS
     This utility is primarily used for read access to an NTFS volume.  See
     the WRITING section for details about writing to an NTFS volume.

HISTORY
     The mount_ntfs utility first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

     The Unicode conversion routine was added by Ryuichiro Imura
     <imura@ryu16.org> in 2003.

AUTHORS
     The NTFS kernel implementation, mount_ntfs utility, and manual were writ-
     ten by Semen Ustimenko <semenu@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD 6.2                     January 3, 1999                    FreeBSD 6.2

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