[blfs-dev] other filesystem utilities

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 09:45:07 PST 2012

On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:50:51 -0800
Nathan Coulson <conathan at gmail.com> wrote:

> **dosfstools**
> http://www.daniel-baumann.ch/software/dosfstools/
> http://www.daniel-baumann.ch/software/dosfstools/dosfstools-3.0.12.tar.gz
> (the .bz2 one seems to actually be gzipped)
> make && make PREFIX=/usr install
> comes w/ mkdosfs and dosfsck and dosfslabel

I install them 'cos gparted likes them but I don't have any great
enthusiasm for them.

> **ntfsprogs**
> http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/
> http://tuxera.com/opensource/ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2012.1.15.tgz
> Optionally can use fuse, to install a ntfs fuse driver.  (Which has
> better write support then the builtin kernel driver)
> ./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
> comes with
> ntfsfix ntfsinfo ntfscluster ntfsls ntfscat ntfscmp mkntfs ntfslabel
> ntfsundelete ntfsresize ntfsclone ntfscp  [I use ntfsclone, and
> mkntfs]

I like ntfs-3g, it's useful to be able to delete files on Windows from
linux. I'd like to see this in the book but it's well down (page 2 of)
my todo list.


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