Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: June 2014
Below is a summary of all the options that ntfswipe accepts. Nearly all options have two equivalent names. The short name is preceded by and the long name is preceded by -. Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g. -fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to any unique prefix of their name.
Wipe out all unused space in an NTFS volume.
ntfswipe -a /dev/sda1
Wipe out all deleted file names from an NTFS volume.
ntfswipe -dms /dev/sda1
There are no known problems with ntfswipe. If you find a bug please send an email describing the problem to the development team:
ntfswipe is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
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