[options] device [file]
ntfscat will read a file or stream from an NTFS volume and display the contents on the standard output.
The case of the filename passed to ntfscat is ignored.
Below is a summary of all the options that ntfscat accepts. Nearly all options have two equivalent names. The short name is preceded by - and the long name is preceded by --. Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g. -fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to any unique prefix of their name.
Notes The attribute names may be given without the leading $ symbol. If you use the $ symbol, you must quote the name to prevent the shell interpreting the name.
Display the contents of a file in the root of an NTFS volume.
ntfscat /dev/hda1 boot.ini
ntfscat /dev/hda1 /winnt/system32/drivers/etc/hosts
ntfscat /dev/hda1 -a INDEX_ROOT -i 5 | hexdump -C
There are no known problems with ntfscat. If you find a bug please send an email describing the problem to the development team: firstname.lastname@example.org
ntfscat was written by Richard Russon, Anton Altaparmakov and Szabolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson.
ntfscat is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from: http://www.tuxera.com/community/
Read libntfs(8) for details how to access encrypted files.
libntfs(8), ntfsls(8), ntfsprogs(8)