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 mountable 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:

  1. Volume is mountable.

  2. Syntax error, command line parsing failed.

  3. The volume doesn't have a valid NTFS.

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

  5. The NTFS partition is hibernated.

  6. The volume was not cleanly unmounted.

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

  8. Unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware.

  9. Unknown reason.

  10. Not enough privilege to mount.

  11. Out of memory.

  12. Unclassified FUSE error.

KNOWN ISSUES

Please see

https://github.com/tuxera/ntfs-3g/wiki/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 post an ntfs-3g issue describing it in detail so that the development team can be aware of the issue and take care of it:

https://github.com/tuxera/ntfs-3g/issues

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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