Handle NTFS partitions in GNU/Linux

To handle NTFS partitions in GNU/Linux you should install the package ntfs-3g

Note: From April 2011 the ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs projects joined forces so now everything is in a single suite: ntfs-3g.

Most likely your distribution may already have installed the suite ntfs-3g else you can do it by exec


$ sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g


# yum install ntfs-3g

Some utilities

mkntfs: create ntfs file system on a given partition
ntfsresize: resize an ntfs partition without losing data
ntfsundelete: recover deleted files from an ntfs aparticioon
ntfsinfo: displays a information about a ntfs partition

Further reading

– man ntfsprogs

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