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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ntfscluster(8)

Name

ntfscluster - identify files in a specified region of an NTFS volume

Synopsis

ntfscluster [options] device

Description

The ntfscluster utility has three modes of operation: info, sector, and cluster, described as follows.

Info

The default mode, info is currently not implemented. It will display general information about the NTFS volume when it is working.

Sector

The sector mode displays a list of files that have data in the specified range of sectors. This mode is put in effect by the ––sector option.

Cluster

The cluster mode displays a list of files that have data in the specified range of clusters. When the cluster size is one sector, this is equivalent to the sector mode of operation. This mode is put in effect by the ––cluster option.

Options

Supported options are listed below. Most options have both single-letter and full-name forms. Multiple single-letter options that do not take an argument can be combined. For example, –fv is the equivalent of –f –v. A full-name option can be abbreviated to a unique prefix of its name.

–c, –-cluster range

Any files whose data is in this range of clusters will be displayed.

–F, –-filename filename

Display information about filename.

–f, –-force

Overrides some sensible defaults, such as not working with a mounted volume. Use this option with caution.

–h, –-help

Show a list of options with a brief description of each.

–I, –-inode num

Show information about this inode.

–i, –-info

This option is not yet implemented.

–q, –-quiet

Suppress some debug, warning, and error messages.

–s, –-sector range

Any files whose data is in this range of sectors will be displayed.

–V, –-version

Show the version number, copyright, and license information.

–v, –-verbose

Display more debug, warning, and error messages.

Examples

Example 1 Displaying Information About a Volume

The following command displays information about the volume /dev/dsk/c0d0p1.

# ntfscluster /dev/dsk/c0d0p1
Example 2 Displaying List of Files in a Cluster Range

The following command looks for files in the first 500 clusters of /dev/dsk/c0d0p1.

# ntfscluster -c 0-500 /dev/dsk/c0d0p1

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/file-system/ntfsprogs
Interface Stability
Uncommitted

See Also

attributes(7), ntfsinfo(8), ntfsprogs(8), parted(8)

Authors

ntfscluster was written by Richard Russon, with contributions from Anton Altaparmakov.