Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: January 2008
ntfs-3g.probe - Probe an NTFS volume mountability
utility tests a volume if it's NTFS mountable
read-only or read-write, and exits with a status value accordingly.
can be a block device or image file.
Below is a summary of the options that ntfs-3g.probe
- -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.
Test if /dev/sda1 can be mounted read-write:
ntfs-3g.probe --readwrite /dev/sda1
The exit codes are as follows:
Volume is mountable.
Syntax error, command line parsing failed.
The volume doesn't have a valid NTFS.
Inconsistent NTFS, hardware or device driver fault, or unsetup
The NTFS partition is hibernated.
The volume was not cleanly unmounted.
The volume is already exclusively opened and in use by a kernel
driver or software.
Unsetup SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware.
Not enough privilege to mount.
Out of memory.
Unclassified FUSE error.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
was written by Szabolcs Szakacsits.
Alon Bar-Lev has integrated the utility into the NTFS-3G build process and
tested it with Erik Larsson before the public release.