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     NAME
          ntfs-3g.probe - Probe an NTFS volume mountability

     SYNOPSIS
          ntfs-3g.probe <--readonly|--readwrite> volume

     DESCRIPTION
          The ntfs-3g.probe utility tests a volume if it's NTFS mount-
          able read-only or read-write, and exits with a status value
          accordingly. The volume can be a block device or image file.

     OPTIONS
          Below is a summary of the options that ntfs-3g.probe
          accepts.

          -r, --readonly
               Test if the volume can be mounted read-only.

          -w, --readwrite
               Test if the volume can be mounted read-write.

          -h, --help
               Display help and exit.

     EXAMPLE
          Test if /dev/sda1 can be mounted read-write:

               ntfs-3g.probe --readwrite /dev/sda1

     EXIT CODES
          The exit codes are as follows:

          0    Volume is mountable.

          11   Syntax error, command line parsing failed.

          12   The volume doesn't have a valid NTFS.

          13   Inconsistent NTFS, hardware or device driver fault, or
               unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware.

          14   The NTFS partition is hibernated.

          15   The volume was not cleanly unmounted.

          16   The volume is already exclusively opened and in use by
               a kernel driver or software.

          17   Unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware.

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          18   Unknown reason.

          19   Not enough privilege to mount.

          20   Out of memory.

          21   Unclassified FUSE error.

     KNOWN ISSUES
          Please see

               http://tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/

          for common questions and known issues.  If you think you
          have found an undocumented problem in the latest release of
          the software then please send an email describing it in
          detail. You can contact the development team on the
          ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net address.

     AUTHORS
          ntfs-3g.probe was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits.

     THANKS
          Alon Bar-Lev has integrated the utility into the NTFS-3G
          build process and tested it with Erik Larsson before the
          public release.

     SEE ALSO
          ntfs-3g(8)

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