On 10/12/07, CyberLeo Kitsana <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Bill Moran wrote: > > In response to "Monah Baki" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > I'm not completely up to speed with FreeBSD's NTFS support. Last I looked > > at it, it was experimental and there were warnings everywhere. I assume > > it's improved since then (~3 years ago) but can't say with authority. > > As I recall, the native FreeBSD NTFS support is read-only. However, the > NTFS-3g project has a mostly complete (and pretty safe) read/write > implementation as a FUSE program, which can be found in ports: > > sysutils/fusefs-ntfs > sysutils/ntfsprogs >
FreeBSD NTFS is not read only, but there are restrictions on what it can write. To quote the man page: There is limited writing ability. Limitations: file must be nonresident and must not contain any sparses (uninitialized areas); compressed files are also not supported. The file name must not contain multibyte charac- ters. If your file name uses only ASCII characters, you will be probably be OK using mount_ntfs to write to an NTFS filesystem. I've used it for years, but mostly for reading files. The few times I've used it for writing, it worked fine. I think you are most likely to have problems if you use it to edit an existing file. - Bob _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"