NTFSCMP(8)                (April 2006)                 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 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.

          The terse output of ntfscmp is intentional because the pro-
          vided 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.

     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.

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     AVAILABILITY
          ntfscmp is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available
          from:
          http://www.tuxera.com/community/

     SEE ALSO
          ntfsinfo(8), ntfscat(8), diff(1), ntfsclone(8), ntfsprogs(8)

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